'Colour Structure 1'/'Repeat Structure 2'

Clarke, S (2009) 'Colour Structure 1'/'Repeat Structure 2'. [Artwork]

Item Type: Artwork
Creators: Clarke, S
Abstract / Summary:

Colour Structure 1 and Repeat Structure 2 are digitally generated artworks exploring colour and abstract geometries in the realisation of hypothetical architectural forms influenced by modern architects including Ben Nicholson and Zaha Hadid. These pieces complement From Thika to Dar es Salaam and Lotus Hotel, three metre digitally printed silk lengths informed by fieldwork and research in East Africa. The works were showcased at the 'Made in Future' exhibition at the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milan, a one-day event organised by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Materials Knowledge Transfer Network. The exhibition catalogue expatiates the pieces:, The digitally printed fabrics 'Thika to Dar es Salaam' and 'Lotus Hotel' explore textile environmental, cultural, trade and travel themes in East Africa, a recurring creative theme. Architecture is another source of inspiration illustrated in the 'Colour Structure' series. The generation of these designs for fashion and interior contexts drew upon photography and design tools within Photoshop and Aleph-Step-And-Repeat software. The virtual designs are realised through the Mimaki TX-2 digital print technology. Both virtual design and digital print reduce textiles environmental impact and enhance the efficiency of global trade activities., Colour Structure 1 and Repeat Colour Structure are seen in Textile Design by Simon Clarke (Laurence King Publishing). 14 falls, digital artwork from a similar corpus of fieldwork and research in Africa, is discussed in the international publication Digital Visions in Fashion and Textiles, Made in Code, S.E. Braddock Clarke and J.Harris (Thames & Hudson). Visible in in international publications and exhibited by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, these works authoritatively present the contemporary influence of sculptural and architectural thought within the digital textile arts.

Date: 2009
Depositing User: Simon Clarke
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2013 14:20
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2014 15:04
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/205

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