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$ 8,200

'FOAM ON RUG' - wallpiece, tapestry, artwork

Documentation Signed
Origin Austria
Period New
Materials overpainted salvaged oriental rug (handknotted Bidjar), acrylic paint
W. 62.2 in; H. 46.46 in;
W. 158 cm; H. 118 cm;
Condition New.
Creation Date 2021
Description 'FOAM ON RUG', is an overpainted salvaged oriental style rug. The artist Noemi Kiss overlays an old salvaged rug with painted foam.

Laborious woven or knotted by hand, oriental rugs tell stories, interwoven in the piece. The ornaments have strong meanings. A rug can be for decorative furnishing, a symbol for paradise, and a place holder for prayer. The artist uses this strong symbolism and marries it with the 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, layering the piece with another history of usage. Foot worn carpets are witnesses of their past. One cannot simply copy them. Wear and tear, the 'Design of Time' of the rug are 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 let’s 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. This is her concept. The design of time is visible.
Styles / Movements Collectible Design, Contemporary, Modern
Patterns Abstract, Contemporary/Modern
Incollect Reference Number 438138
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