Abstract inner landscapes

Esoterika Topia, appliqué abstract embroideries

I created this small embroideries collection, thinking about how to reduce the footprint of artworks.

I sometimes use several pieces of textile stitched together as a base for my embroideries, instead of cutting out another piece of fabric at the right mesures.

For this artworks I used scraps from fabrics that I recently found in Le Couvent’s attic, the artists center where my workshop is settled in Marseille, small pieces of luxury fabrics that I had carefully saved since I left my job in a womenswear house many years ago, and draping fabric leftovers from my own textile studio.

I arranged small abstract lanscapes, associating various pieces of colorful rich textiles to the “poor” offwhite cotton draping textile, connecting all of them together with a few stitches.

Each arrangement is reflecting the emotions I had while doing this work.

This serie enabled me to come back to colors, and to introduce some mouvements and relief in my embroidery artpieces.

applique embroidered abstract landscape nude silk fabrics
abstract contemporary embroidery madder vegetal dyeing
applique embroidered abstract landscape-bordeaux-gazar madder diyed organza
embroidered abstract landscape yellow brocade
embroidered abstract landscape pink vintage brocade
applique embroidered abstract-landscape blue duchesse satin
embroidered abstract landscape blue silk gazar
  • Esoterika Topia n°24, December 2021
    silk chiffon, silk faille, silk satin, cotton draping fabric, cotton threads, 13x18cm
  • Esoterika Topia n°20, December 2021
    madder diyed organza, silk faille, cotton draping fabric, cotton threads, 13x18cm
  • Esoterika Topia n°18, December 2021
    madder diyed organza, silk gazar, cotton draping fabric, cotton threads, 13x18cm
  • Esoterika Topia n°5, November 2021
    rayon and linen brocade, silk faille, cotton draping fabric, cotton threads, 13x18cm
  • Esoterika Topia n°1, November 2021
    polyester brocade, cotton draping fabric, cotton threads, 13x18cm
  • Esoterika Topia n°8, November 2021
    duchesse silk satin, silk faille, cotton draping fabric, cotton threads, 13x18cm
  • Esoterika Topia n°11, December 2021
    silk gazar, silk faille, cotton draping fabric, cotton threads, 13x18cm

 

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