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Trend: The Slow Movement

June 13th, 2013

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We’re all about instant ease nowadays. Tech startups continue to tackle the middleman, delivering our hopes, desires and basics to our doorsteps- whether we’re trying to eat heathy, rent a car, buy art, answer a question, or share news for all to see. As technology progresses and life speeds up, the in-between noise is evaporating. Today’s feature is all about taking a step back.

Fascinated with modern day media-merging and appropriation, artist Gerard Richter manipulates his abstract paintings into prints, books, and other transformations. His latest works focus on the past, crafting time-consuming tapestries on a mechanical jacquard loom, translating paint into wool.

With a similar slow-movement intent to her work, Aurélie Mathigot creates embroidered photographs, representative of landscapes during each season. Also interested with the facets of reproduction, Mathigot uses crochet and embroidery, intrigued by slower methods of creation. Accordingly, we love the way she’s brought this concept to the commercial realm, making a linen alternative to the ubiquitous plastic bag, embroidering each one, creating unique works of art. They’re currently on display and for sale at Merci Merci in Paris.

 

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Welcome! I’m Shayna.
I live in New York and curate Pattern Pulp Studios. We're trend forecasters connecting the dots between culture and commerce, helping companies navigate digital and physical opportunities. This blog gives a daily taste of what we're seeing. If you want to learn more about how we can help your brand, or just to say hello, drop us a line - we'd love to hear from you!
 
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