Joana Vasconcelos is a French born artist who now lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal. She has exhibited her works around the world in a number of group shows and many solo shows. She primarily creates sculpture and installation pieces.
Many of her key works apply white crochet patterns to a variety of objects like computers, sculptures, pianos and even bridges. The works are completely covered in the crochet, with only the form and negative space to identify the object, ‘piano dentelle’ is the aforementioned crochet covered piano and gives a good impression of the detail in these works.( Text, thanks to www.designboom.com)
No one can deny that these works are beautiful but the work that really does it for me are the large colourful textile instalations. I had often seen the crochet work but had never come across the work below until recently. Its great seeing these 'domestic' skills being excepted as art and being put forward by artists as serious ways of expressing themselves and their art more and more often recently. Finally they seem to be being acepted by the art establishment!
Contamination. Joana Vasconcelos
I Will Survive.
Sorry for the long post but I just couldn't choose, they are all so inspirational. Want more www.joanavasconcelos.com
Have a great, colourful weekend.