Labyrinth

ART RUG PROJECTS
Bea Bonafini
Labyrinth

Pendulum Soul marks the third collaboration of Art Rug Projects with Bea Bonafini,  and is exhibited as part of Labyrinth, a group show, in London at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery. Labyrinth brings together a vivid collection of textile works, gestural drawings and elemental paintings by the artists Joël Andrianomearisoa, Bea Bonafini and Jeanne Gaigher. Though highly distinct in style and subject matter, the works share a certain fluidity, in which layers of symbols, forms and narratives appear to drift in and out of focus, drawing the viewer ever closer to the surface and offering fresh pers.

For this exhibition, Bonafini has created a handtufted work in which two hybrid, aqueous creatures swirl around one another, their shimmering, scaled bodies creating an almost infinite loop. The work was made using hand-dyed wool and bamboo silk in collaboration with artisans in the hand tufting technique which combines the ancient craft of weaving with modern day technology to create a kind of pixelated effect so that as you approach the work, the image appears to slowly dissolve. Bea Bonafini’s interdisciplinary practice similarly draws on the language of mythology, oneiric visions and bodily experiences.

Pendulum Soul
6 October – 5 November, 2022
Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London

ART RUGS
Bea Bonafini – Pendulum Soul

Bea Bonafini – Pendulum Soul

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