Material: polyester, ink, yarn, acrylate
Size: 80cm x 50cm
Tools: designed scoop coaters, laser cutting machine
As a designer I use colour as the essence of work, not as a detail. The aim of my collection is to let the audience experience that colour has depth and texture. My collection exists of diverse formations/compositions of textile interior objects. The origin of my collection is found in the Dutch landscape. I experience the things that are often seen as endless as aesthetics with details and nuances. The idiom of shapes is sourced from a picture archive where I zoom out of landscapes and zoom into details like grass and the ways of processing reed and plaited straw. The final pallet of greens is derived from the processes of playing with colour, saturation, transparency and dynamics. The collection has been developed intuitively while using screen printing techniques. To have influence in this process I designed scoop coaters and experimented with the possibilities of the screen. This activity is visible in the prints, the scoop coaters leave trails and the acrylic ink shows diversity of colour and transparency.
With the collection ‘Vals plat’ I want to let my audience experience colours tangibly and invite them to explore and touch the colour dimensions.
Photography Masha Bakker Matijevic