Fran Buss


Fran Buss


Fran Buss


Fran Buss


Federica Tedesch


Federica Tedesch


Federica Tedesch


Federica Tedesch


Superficiality

23rd June 2014

We live in an increasingly superficial landscape where we live both online and off line and in a time where we are bombarded with so much that we often overlook the beauty in the mundane.

In addition we have lost touch with a level of authenticity - if something is digital is it worth less than its physical counterpart? We are also seeing a shift in our aesthetic desires in our post modern existence.

Posing questions around this subject two recent graduates, Fran Buss from Chelsea ba Textiles and Federica Tedeschi from the Royal College of Art both mis use materials and play with our perceptions of fake, cheap and luxury.

Fran explores a new level of aesthetic values with her 'still life' mixing up and misusing materials that have traditional symbolic associations such as fur and marble. Seeing words and symbols as objects that can be manipulated she is guided by aesthetics rather than meaning but through her screen printed fabrics she outputs a new kind of inauthenticity whilst playing with the viewers perception.

Similarly Federica has taken similar materials such as underlay foam and has elevated its status by weaving it into a beautiful textural jacquard fabric. She has also taken the humble bubble wrap and re worked it into a textural fabric and garment placing both the viewer and the wearer in a new context.

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