Wåven and The Other Art Gallery Present The Denim Art
Wåven and The Other Art Fair (TOAF) present us The Denim Art. To celebrate the 14th edition of the fair taking place from 6th to 9th October, 5 pieces of Wåven denim were given to four selected artists Fei Alexei, Benjamin Thomas Tayor, Jo Karnon and Benjamin Buckley. They show their own individual style by working on the pieces. These pieces will be showcased during the fair along with a lot more artists’ work. You will have the chance to buy these one off pieces of wearable art or perhaps just get some inspiration how you can create your own wearable art on the denim lying around in your own wardrobe. Customised denim is not a new idea but it is definitely getting big again so do head to The Other Art Fair tomorrow or while it lasts to get your dose of inspiration or perhaps to own one of your favourite pieces.
Presented by Saatchi Art, The Other Art Fair is the UK’s leading artist fair to discover and buy art directly from the very best emerging artistic talent. With bi-annual fairs strongly established in London, The Other Art Fair has grown both in the UK and abroad with editions now in Bristol and Sydney.
Wåven is a Scandinavian inspired London based denim brand that focuses on design-led aesthetics and strong brand identity. It offers its garments at affordable prices. The men and women’s wear brand utilises two generations of denim manufacturing expertise, blending references from architecture, the arts and geometry – translating these ideals into a range of finely tuned denim with perfected fits and finishes. Their garments are available via www.waven.co.uk, ASOS, Urban Outfitters and Topshop Oxford Circus branch.
Fel Alexeli is a Greek artists based in Amsterdam with roots in architectural studies. He blends photography, photo-montage and digital collage to create a synthesis of otherworldly digital imagery.
Bejamin Thomas Taylor creates ‘romantic pop art’ and sees himself as an inventor, as much as an artist. He is inspired by a contrast of his birthplace in Snowdonia, Wales and East London where he spends most of his working life. Such juxtaposition shines through in his work where colourful images of nature clash with blocky embedded text.
Benjamin Buckley uses architecture and nature as a vehicle to create contrast between cultures. The range of materials used in his art – from screen-printing to digital inkjet printing creates another clash, this time between digital and traditional. He is driven by a sense of wonder in the viewer and a wish to draw them into his imaginings.
Jo Kernon’s paintings show a long process of working with colour and form. Often the form, line and texture of the paint is quickly and intuitively done while layers of thin paint are applied over many months. The fields of colour lure the onlooker in and they are lead to sharp reminders of form and reality, the everyday.