Mira Sohlen, a young Swedish artist based in Antwerp with a promising future is one of them. From the production of the carpet, to the cutting and the assembly, her wise and creative eye will know how to challenge you. A part from her creations available at the gallery, other creations are available and can be customised, please consult us and come and touch these materials with your fingertips to feel the work and the passion that they imprison.
The art of tapestry has existed since antiquity, and remains an oriental technique that has developed over the centuries in the west. ⠀
Wool is the main material but often combined with silk threads, or even gold or silver threads.⠀⠀
They are used to decorate walls and are appreciated for their richness of colour and their thermal and acoustic insulation properties. Large production centres such as Aubusson in France or the royal manufacturers de wit in Mechelen continue to exist and pass on their know-how.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Most contemporary artists such as Dali, Vasarely, Folon,… Have tried their hand at tapestry. Today, young artists are bringing it back to the forefront, more abstract, even three-dimensional. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Tapestry is making a big comeback because in addition to being able to see the graphic side of the assemblages or colours, it can be touched and sometimes even smelt. The opus of Mira are adaptable to your desires as well. ⠀