Arndt Art Agency
Read between the lines…(of the fabric) an idiomatic expression, to discover a meaning hidden or implied, it also means to be attentive to the clothes that used to be ordinary objects that were witnesses to the wearer’s lives back in mid-20th century.
I work with the material of found objects as subject matter, clothing of my mother and her female siblings. These dresses and clothes are made by my grandmother for them. I am amazed of how these clothes were kept. In today’s fast fashion, people see clothes as almost disposables but during my grandmother and mother’s time they are very cared possession. I look into clothes, not just as material to protect oneself from elements but a map to look into hidden meanings almost like a diary but not through words…
When I paint the clothing bigger than life; the lines, patterns, designs, creases, remnants of wear and tear of the fabric emerge. As I look into the lines of threads, that my late grandmother made for my mother and her siblings, I also discover a lineage of family ties and personal history or herstory. Women made dresses, clothed by women, worn by women and now I make paintings to continue the narrative.
Read between the lines...
15.01.2019 - 16.02.2019
Tuesday, 15 January 2019
Galerie Ernst Hilger, Dorotheergasse 5, 1010 Vienna, Austria