A short video to tell you the story of the Massia family, active in the world of the textile industry since 1685, then transformed from 1843 into the sole creation of textile “details” such as weaves, ropes, frogs, fringes and bows; variously used as clothing and / or furnishing accessories. The trimmings have adorned castles, palaces, theaters and noble residences throughout Italy and beyond…Reed more
“Born in South Germany, since childhood, I’ve always been in contact with art. My mother was an actress, who stopped a theatre because of the children. My father was very young, painting, playing in amateur theatre and began a career at television as a lector, dramaturge and producer. There was always a strong attraction to art. I studied psychology and, from the beginning, I added theatre and art to psychotherapy. My teacher Laura Sheleen worked as a Jungian with masks and I continued this work. Beginning with public performance, with mask and objects, I also worked as an artist using photography, sculpture and I began with the Cross-Over Stitches. The first single exhibition in the Women’s Museum in Wiesbaden 2011 was the beginning of many solo and group exhibitions. Additionally, I am working within the art with people, combining art with deep experience of oneself and others. Now I am living in a house full of art. My husband Moritz Dornauf is a painter (and Tai chi Teacher) and my daughter Mara Sommer is a well-known photographer in New Zealand. Another important part of my artistic world is art in nature. The participation in “art in gardens” and “Waldkunstpfad” and “GNAP” (Global Nomad Art Project) were existential experiences in many parts of the world: China, South Korea, Germany and Turkey.
“Born in Okinawa and grew up in Nagano, my origin is in the sea and mountains of Japan. I execute my artworks using hats art, textile, clay, and ecological materials that I meet while travelling. My artwork comes from life, nature, and culture that was taken over by people. My major at high school and the university was agriculture. I was a strawberry farmer for 9 years before I started travelling with my partner Nobuyuki Sugihara who is an artist from 2017. I have never studied art or sewing. Everything is self-taught, born from learning and playing in life.”
Born in Lima, Peru, she has represented her country in many international art symposiums in Europe, the Middle East, South and North America and Asia.
In addition to sculpture, she creates drawings, textile works and installations related to ecological themes using natural or eco-sustainable materials.
After graduating in sculpture, she recently finished her studies as a professional ceramist at: Sonia Cespedes Ceramic School.
Karen lives and works in Lima.
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Lua Rivera: structural weaving for nested and extended spaces
In this video, textile artist Lua Rivera shares with us one of her most interesting techniques that she uses to create her beautiful artworks all over the world.
Structural weaving can be adapted to many projects: it is flexible yet very strong, playable and it’s fun to make.
Let’s try out Lua Rivera’s technique!
Lua Rivera makes art to erase the boundaries between disciplines, promoting a free interaction between them and allowing the exhibition to transcend the walls of the gallery. Lua based her artwork in processes such as nesting, growth and adaptation of organisms. As a visual artist she is distinguished from her continuous search and use of multidisciplinary resources such as intervention, collage, photography and textiles.