LIMITED EDITION SWEATERS: ARTIST TRIBUTES
hand loomed and hand finished in pure wool
These sweaters were designed for the Deeply Superficial exhibition (2015), which explored the creation of images which appear 3 dimensional but are on a flat surface – in this case a knitted garment. (Deeply Superficial is an expression Andy Warhol used to describe himself; it seemed appropriate.)
The sweaters are tributes to some of my favourite artists. When viewed through chroma depth glasses the colours appear to float out in front of the garment at various distances. (A free pair of chroma depth glasses comes with every sweater)
Victor Vasarely (9 April 1906 – 15 March 1997)
Hungarian visual artist who concentrated on optical effects – ‘the art of spontaneous experience’ – in order to integrate art into everyday life. Vasarely’s work not only challenges our perceptions but alerts us to the complexity of what we already experience in the world around us. His work is characterised by setting up a conflict between two contradictory perceptions, forcing the eyes into a continual but vain attempt to settle on one, or make a clear distinction between them.
In the 1930’s Vasarely produced a series of visually stunning zebra paintings. The design on the front of this long sleeved sweater in royal blue and orange is based on one of these paintings. The back features the artist’s name and some pertinent quotes.
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