REDMILK MEETS THE ENGLISH CREATIVE TO TALK ABOUT HER PROJECTS AND LIFE. READ THE EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW DONE DURING THE LAUNCH OF HER COLLECTION OF CARPETS IN COLLABORATION WITH CC-TAPIS.
How would you describe your art with one word?
My art? I hope it’s big. I’d like and I hope to have a big art.
How is the collab with cc-tapis born?
It has started because good friends of mine Martino Gamper and Francis Upritchard, an amazing designer and artist, they introduce me to cc-tapis, and they thought it would be really interesting for me because they have a such strong knowledge on technique and colors. They have the fortune to put all this together.
Why did you choose the rock as an element for the The Super Fake collection?
I think it is really interesting to work with something like a rock because it’s such a strong graphical identity and I really like this kind of idea of different sediments and build of the rock. In general the identity of the rock for me has a very strong connection with luxury and has long lasting. The rock has a nice identity and fits well with this works and techniques.
You love colors: what about total black?
Well, if you put together all colors you have a kind of black so as long as i can split them and get all the colors back, it’s fine.
How you describe your home?
Full. I have a lot of objects in my home not as much as other collector people. I quite enjoy to go and see other people spaces and how they collect objects and I feel that mine is not that full. Colorful, textures and a lot of things that eventually inspires my work. Materials or colors or color combinations or proportion of colors often comes from objects and elements that I pick up. I’ve always collected objects, but definitely especially when I started working on different media I started to pick up and collect more things.
Would you like to create a fashion collection?
Definitely! I mean, I really enjoyed crossing over into fashion multiple times in my career. I just end a collection with Valextra which is out now and I really enjoy this. You know, I worked close with the fashion label Peter Pilotto in London last year for the show making lamps which they are now show in Nilafur Gallery so it is something that I like to explore. I’m not a fashion designer but I definitely have a lot of textures and colors so I think it would be really exciting.
What makes you really really happy?
Making, producing art and meeting wonderful people that work with me and share skills, this is what makes me so happy, to be able to learn every day.
Thank you so much Bethan!