Károly Keserü was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1962. The visual artist originally studied to become an architect but was later influenced by the immediacy and freshness of drawing. He takes his inspiration from Hungarian folk art, aboriginal art, 20th century abstract art, and music. The grid and the dot is recurrent in many of his paintings and drawings. He also experiments with a variety of materials including thread.
The artist does not have a website but a bulk of his work can be viewed at Várfuk Galéria.
Images: Courtesy of Károly Keserü and Várfuk Galéria.
Dolores Slowinski is an artist who draws with thread on paper. The Detroit-based artist uses an industrial machine to make random perforations and hand sews straight line stitches to create the images. On an interview with World of Threads Festival she says this about her inspiration:
“My process and life experiences are my inspiration. I work intuitively. I begin by selecting a piece of paper. The paper itself can inspire my response by its colour, texture or size. The shapes outlined by the perforations may also elicit a response. My background in science, experiences as a writer, not to mention events in my life, bring many words to mind as I am working. Sometimes I pause to do research online to find out where the stitches and words are taking me, and this usually pays off with a title.”
You can follow the artist on her website and on Facebook.
Images: Courtesy of Dolores Slowinski.
If money was no object, these textile studies by Gunta Stölzl would hang on our walls. The German textile designer and weaver played a fundamental role in the development of the Bauhaus school’s weaving workshop. Her work typifies the distinctive style of Bauhaus textiles. She created immense change within the textile field by uniting art practices with traditional textile techniques. She was the only woman to teach at the Bauhaus and became the first woman Master at the school. She has also written a book covering her teaching tenure called, “Gunta Stölzl: Bauhaus Master”.
Images: Courtesy of guntastölzl.org.