Published May 2, 2013
Tags: arch window, Art, Colour, Design, Exhibition, gpstudio, Kylie Newton, London, Silk prints, Spring
Spring is finally upon us and Kylie Newton’s collection of silk prints have brightened up our studio!
The collection has been digitally printed on to silk habotai, creating a triptych and a smaller collection of A3 prints. The title of the work ‘Surreal Rainforest’ illuminates the combination of unexpected imagery amid abstract compositions.
The concept behind the large-scale work is to transport viewers to an allusive place, exploding with colour. Taking the collection further Kylie has recently created limited edition silk scarves that have been hand-rolled to perfection.
Inspired by the natural curves and lines of the human form her work, Naomi explores how the body can be distorted into new structures and sur- face patterns. Without losing the organic aesthetic of the body my experimental processes in clays led me to create a shape that is formed in between her fingers and the palm of her hand. The shapes dramatic ridges and surface pattern is a direct imprint of Naomi’s hand. The designs overall structure follows the contours of the human body, reflecting the way in which skin folds together when the body is curved towards itself.
Naomi is part of a collaboration between Loughborough University and gpstudio’s Arch Window.
Naomi carefully setting up her work at the Arch Window.
Published March 4, 2013
This months Arch Window is created by Amy Elsom. Her work is heavily influenced by natural formations and textures, concentrating mainly on skeletal coral forms. The works incorporate a variety of techniques to produce interesting 3D creations. Integrating both hard and soft materials replicates the idea of the delicate bone structure being combined and engulfed within a protective, yet beautiful skin.
Amy studies at Loughborough University. gpstudio collaborates with Loughborough University every year to keep an eye on talent and give the students a chance to display their work in London.
Aleksandra Laika is an artist from Moscow, Russia. She studied figurative art at Moscow Theatrical Arts & Technical College from 1998 to 2002 and currently lives and works in London. She produces narrative works that drift between past and present. Drawing on influences from traditional Slavic arts and crafts and Russian religious iconography she reassembles the connection between various different worlds.
In her practice, reality displays its fragility and transparency and is shrouded by a more tangible and vivid fantasy. The dreamlike and the day-to-day share the same canvas being opposite in complementary contrast to each other. Sometimes they swap places without warning, with the final piece not being fully in either world but existing in a stasis, constantly spinning and morphing. Decorative and rich in appearance, her works are accompanied by an underlying feeling of displacement.
This collection is an exploration of the ability of jewellery to enhance our perception of the human form. Linear sculptures extend, encase, rest upon and surround the body creating a new human architecture through design. Veins of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS run through the pieces accentuating their organic form and adding a sense of vibrance to the structures bringing them to life.
Stephanie Chloe Bila is a London Based jewellery designer who has recently graduated from Central Saint Martins.
Her work focuses on form and structure with inspiration drawn from a variety of sources, such as evolution, anatomy and architecture. Utilis- ing a broad range of materials such as metal, Compwood Bendywood, cane and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS she continues to explore jewellery beyond its traditional conventions.
These selected pieces from Emily’s autumn/winter 2012 capsule collection were developed from the concept of disability. From her re- search prgression she looked into cells and DNA and how cells detatch and submerge to create an illness or complication inside the human body.
Taking the idea of DNA and using it for the textile element of these pieces, chaining the sewn circles together and inserting them into panels that made up the garments. The fabric choices were selected for the reason being that the Dralon Flatweave shared a similarity with DNA, showcasing linear shapes and repetition in the weave. Having just completed a BTEC Extended Diploma Fashion & Clothing course at Mid Cheshire College, Northwich and currentyl studying a BA Honours Degree in Fashion Textiles at London College of Fashion, Emily is a very talented young designer.
Having attended 3 internships at Reem Alasadi, Martine Rose and Suzie Turner, where she learnt a selection of sewing skills that have made her become the designer she is today.
Central to the concept of this artwork is the transformation of an object over a period of time. Kathy was initially inspired by the way in which time affects the physical world around us, and also how this can act as a metaphor for other measurements of time, such as memory.
The falling leaves of autumn gave visual meaning to the concept. In amongst the carpet that covered the ground, the level of decay in each leaf could be identified. By studying the leaves, I was able to recognize how long each individual leaf had been on the ground. I also perceived how important the part that chance had to play in natural processes such as decay.
Kathy’s portrayal of this story is a sculpture/installation made of individually handcrafted leaves. Each leaf is made from ephemeral materials that can be touched and manipulated by the viewer. The leaves, and there- fore the entire installation will then change over time with the intervention of human interaction.
Cronos is the second installation by Pinaki Studios for the window of gpstudio presented through the month of September.
This installation is the pretext to explore new textile surfaces inspired by bio-structures (geometrical structures that come from nature) and new materials. The pieces of Cronos have been built from scaled up versions of pat- terns that allow the curvature of two-dimensional surfaces. A method- ology based on the material handling process developed from initial paper investigations.
The application of innovative materials and treatments combining craft and industry processes –are used in a poetic discourse that takes the form of a lightweight installation. This “ink drop” like pieces will respond to the changes of light of their environment, reflecting the light in their spiral spines.
Recently graduated in Fashion and Textile Design, Daniella Case, from the University of the West of England, Bristol says: “I have a passion for designing textiles for fashion with a particular interest in digital print.”
“The inspiration for my design natural, organic forms captured through photography from angles and distances which generate abstract shapes and patterns.”
Daniella likes to inject a drawing element into her design work. “I draw from life or from my own photography focusing specifically on pattern, texture and colour. I then combine my own drawings and photography to achieve unique, abstract designs which draw the eye through a subliminal familiarity.”
Inspiration for the prints that make up her ‘Poolside’ collection stemmed from water and reflection. Studying movements of swimmers in water and the patterns that light makes on the surface. She then broke up the images into geometric shapes and linear patterns to draw out the distorting effect water has on the human body.
The work is perfectly in sync with the Games being this month, swimming being one of gpstudios favourite sports to cheer for, go team GB!
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Influenced by a hint of poetic surrealism, Andere Monjo creates innovative work that lies between the worlds of art, design and crafts alongside the emotions and experiences it can create.
Capturing falling raindrops Andere Monjo developed natural stained surfaces on the ‘Rain Tables’, a series of hand crafted pieces made of steel, distressed mirrors and water colours, letting nature to intervene during the making process. The Scales Screen is a handcrafted room divider made from origi- nal wooden boards from a Victorian house in England. Extracting colour from plants, vegetables and fruits, she uses dyes from berries, coffee and tea to explores how absorption per- forms through surface on aged materials.
The contemporary design shop Mint produces the ‘Rain Tables’ in London (www.mintshop.co.uk).