Crochet artist Olek has a show right now at Delimbo Gallery. Not only am I loving looking at the beautiful new incarnations of her work but I’m also super fascinated by an article on the gallery’s site that describes her works in new terms.
“Maturing, growing and learning through myth and our own shadows is possible. Our skin is just like crochet, a metaphor of interlocking complexities, where the weight of the wool´s weft stands indivisible and volatile.”
“My fondness for the grotesque and perverse allows me to see the undertone beyond the soft skin that modifies the purpose of things. This comforts me and invites me to get closer to something so tactile.”
“Agata Oleksiak, a New York artist born in Poland, shows a second skin in objects and individuals through an epidermis of chromatic fiver. While artists Christo Jean-Claude de-contextualized spaces through wrapping, which brought corpulence to architecture, Olek weaves coloured tread pounding the needle to the beat of a kaleidoscope, adding elements that distort the ingenuity of the shapes.”
More of Olek’s Crochet Art