Out on a mission to find a person that I want to collaborate with for SS13, I visited the Origin Show at London Spitafields. It is quite a small show area, but they really pack it in tight and there was a lot amazing work on show!
There were two really interesting Lighting installations;
Tsai & Yoshikawa – www.tsai-yoshikawa.com (Super over the top, bright and colourful sculpture – that could light any room on fire)
Niamh Barry – www.niamhbarry.com (A links of London light, which was pure elegance and class – completed with perfect metal hand sculpting)
Although the two light installations were big, bold and eye-catching, it was really the small and delicate work that caught my interest.
Rebecca J Coles – www.Rebeccajcoles.co.uk
“As a paper artist my work currently focuses on the reinvention of entomological cataloguing, display and the assemblage of shapes. I am fascinated with the process by which three-dimensional decorative forms materialise out of flat sheets of paper. By deconstructing various paper ephemera I create unique works of art.
The delineation of these forms within the ethos and methods of my work requires an absolute labour of love, where repetition has always been notable and each piece is composed of hundreds if not thousands of profiles.
Each shape is hand drawn and then intricately hand cut from carefully selected paper, focusing on recycling a medium that would otherwise be discarded and lost. I dissect small details of colour, imagery and text into silhouettes that are then re-sculptured, pinned and encased. My aim is to transform an every day object into a piece of work that invites the viewer to see beyond its original source.”
Emma Ware – www.emmaware.co.uk
“Made by juxtaposing malleable dark rubber with polished metal, these are intricate sculptures that are framed and complimented by the body. Reflecting our curves and angles to emphasize and celebrate the beauty in nature. Soft, tactile and moveable these creations need to be seen and touched to be fully appreciated.
Not only are these pieces unique, they grow from a sustainable, ethical perspective. The design is of primary importance, the fact the materials are reclaimed is fundamental but not obvious. All pieces are made by hand in her London studio, each is a one-off, an art work in itself.”