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'AMETHYST' - Tapestry, wall hanging

$ 6,900
  • Description
    A Jewel of a rug, a gemstone. Salvaged or repurposed oriental rug, cut-out and overpainted. The old becomes a new jewel or gem, an impressive art piece/tapestry.
    The artist Kiss has concentrated in her oeuvre on out-of-use rugs, damaged rugs, or the unwanted, where she applies her artistic interventions. She is a master in creating an impressive illusion, through overpainting or cutting the re-purposed Persian rugs. Laboriously woven or knotted by hand, oriental rugs tell stories, interwoven in the piece. The ornaments have strong meanings. A rug can be decorative furnishing, a symbol for paradise, or a place holder for prayer. The artist uses this strong symbolism and marries it with interventions of her choice, like cutting, overpainting, or gilding.

    During its lifetime a rug is traded, bought, possibly resold, used over decades by various people in various locations….layering the piece with another history of its usage. Foot-worn carpets are witnesses of their past. One cannot simply copy them. Wear and tear, this 'Design of Time' of the rug is the basis for the artwork. Here the aesthetics are to be understood as a state of the art that cannot be produced intentionally. Such surfaces develop slowly and on their own - through human interaction and use. Noemi is a material fetishist and she lets collide the grown with the made. She loads banal substances and materials that feel distant to art with a new meaning. The piece is an art-piece from a body of work where the artist deliberately uses old, worn-out, sometimes damaged rugs.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Certificate of Authenticity
    Origin: Austria
    Period: New
    Materials: Salvaged or repurposed oriental rug, cut-out and overpainted.
    Condition: New.
    Creation Date: 2018
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Contemporary, Collectible Design
    Patterns: Asian/Oriental, Handmade, Traditional
    Incollect Reference #: 527526
  • Dimensions
    W. 68.9 in; H. 95.67 in;
    W. 175 cm; H. 243 cm;
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