Textile collage on paper
Dimensions: 41cm (H) x 31cm (W) x 2cm (D) / 16.1" (H) x 12.2" (W) x 0.8" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
This serie is an ode to freedom and frivolity.
Dimensions unframed : 30x40 cm
framed : 31x41x2 cm
Based in: BAYONNE
Sonia Laudet is an artist and craftswoman, and especially a textile lover.
In her compositions she orchestrates a dreamlike conversation between colors, shapes and textures.
The lines are rounded and fluid, and even seem to undulate. The colors are vibrant and respond to each other.
Flanel marries velvet for a sensual association that calls for touch.
One can guess flowers, the moon, the sun; it is a return to the contemplation of the living in an intuitive and intricately poetic language.
It all starts with drawing; hundreds of little colorful, spontaneous and free sketches up to the achievement of the most moving harmony. Around, fabric pieces; rich textures, an intense chromatic palette, we play associations here.
Then comes the technique, rigorous. Cutting, sewing, translating into volume, having finally the object coming into life.
The essence of her work leans on her finds. Fabric scraps, abandoned furniture.
Bringing these forgotten materials under light enlivens her. Magnifying wear and tear, provoking encounters, until entering timelessness.
Whilst her graphic language was born on antique chairs, she today continues her visual and sensorial exploration on other mediums, such as collages, drapes, hangings, screens, lightings and a lot more to come.
A Fashion Design graduate, Sonia Laudet turned to tapestry, seduced by the richness of the materials at hand. Also marvelled by the environmental common sense of this profession. She envisions to invite to a different consumption habit and to rethink our production modes.
Through her various collaborations (Market set, Mamahangs), Sonia Laudet nowadays manages to intertwin her artistic vision and her environmental convictions on a larger scale. It is by using textiles scrap or defective productions that singular collections were born. These disregarded pieces are tomorrow’s raw materials.
In her work, Sonia Laudet audaciously borrows expertise from decorative arts, fashion and home tapestry. Between art and ornament, she bears a singular approach to interior decoration.
“Our interior resembles us and unveils us. If textile keeps an extremely intimate relationship with our body, from garment to decoration, it is against all odds also our social varnish. I attempt to make this contradiction voluptuous and imaged.”
Sonia Laudet continually develops her work, without ever loosing her ethic and her poetry.
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