Enjoy this re-post from Inteior Design Magazine of 30 Stunning Images. I especially like this image below of this bedroom utilizing concrete, walnut and acrylic.
|A dream room… A masterpiece of Olek!|
|Guarding the door before the opening!|
|Swinging mermaid at the entrance of the gallery!|
|Crochet Buddhist Skeleton, my favorite piece!|
|Oh the mermaids!!!|
|My favorite saying.|
|Panoramic of the incredible room, live mermaids included!|
|Me, thrilled after seeing the show!|
|Our elevator person upon exiting!|
Image from Online Source
Wallpaper, using the printmaking technique of woodcut, gained popularity in Renaissance Europe amongst the emerging gentry. The elite of society were accustomed to hanging large tapestries on the walls of their homes, a tradition from the Middle Ages. Imagine however if Leo da Vinci had a private audience the likes of Fuoco from Trove. This unique offering in 5 colorways puts a spin on your standard documentary.
Alula looks to the sea in its 6 colorways depicting the mysteriously globula of the medusa. Aqua, lime, tangerine, fuschia; Alula makes a nod to Dale Chihuly in its colorful manifestations of the sea stinger.
Hundun isn’t your Grandmother’s bedroom wallpaper with its sprinkling lotus blossoms symbolizing purity and peace yet inflicted with the force of brutality of kinetic energy. Hundun is a powerful explosion of fragility, beauty and the force of natural elements at odds with one another.
Shadow play has been enchanting people throughout the world for many centuries. As homage to this art form, Absolute designers Michael Rösing, together with Cologne-based artist Dennis Thies, have designed the Shining-Image collection. Ten different motifs can be imaged onto any free wall-space.
Is art the end result of a thoughtful process or is art the actual process with which the art is created? For installation crochet artist Agata Olek it appears to be both.
I first came upon Agata Olek’s work in Los Angeles at the PDC. Showcased in the Green Building for the PDC’s Westweek 2011 the project was entitled: The Room is Green, The Sky is Pink. The installation featured crochet-wrapped living, bedroom and dining furniture from Mimi London.
To the artist Agata Olek ‘life and art are inseparable. The movies I watch while crocheting influence my work…’.
At first shocking in colorful variegated hues Olek’s work is defined by the chaotic mixture of color and texture; what happens then is that the commentary comes full force as if all color disappears leaving just the contour of the object allowing us to question its impact on us.
Agata currently resides in NYC where she intends to ‘take advantage of living [there] with various neighborhoods and, with my actions create a feedback to the economic and social reality in our community.’ Please see Charging Bull located near Wall Street NYC to the left.
Please explore Agata’s work at www.agataolek.com