Blazing a Trail of Exquisite Beauty: Kristjana S Williams
Posted on July 21 2015
Illustration is the biggest and brightest homeware movement of the future and young emerging artists are creating a world of choice in textiles and design. Leading the latest art and design movement is our gifted and celebrated partner Kristjana S Williams.
With an exhibition alongside the likes of Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons at Shapero Rare Books in Mayfair, it seems that the unique and continually evolving work of Kristjana S Williams continues to grow and develop before our eyes.
This has been a momentous year already for artist Kristjana S Williams, sweeping the awards board, her work is rapidly gaining the prominence it deserves, confounding all who see it with its mystical, magical beauty and strange resonances.
Icelander Kristjana is fascinated with maps, mythical creatures and Victorian engravings, which she samples, mixes and matches to create images that take hold and won’t let go. Each piece created by the artist has its own universe of botanicals, atmosphere and animals, each born and grown from the things that have inspired her since childhood.
Collaborations with audio specialist Sennheiser and her corporate identity work for The Connaught Hotel demonstrate the range of depth of her unique imagination. Her inspiration lies heavily with layering nature upon nature and ‘the symmetry in all things living’ which stems from her childhood in Iceland.
London Design Festival saw the artist showing a solo art exhibition at The Map House in Knightsbridge entitled ‘Art Cartography’; a explorative reinterpretation of the traditional art of maps. A meeting of minds, creators old and new began an exploration into the traditional art of cartography. The exhibition included a new selection of pieces by Kristjana, working upon maps spanning from London to China and finally the world. The artist used her signature collaged techniques to reinvent and give a new life to these incredible works of art producing her first collection of hand paper cut three dimensional map pieces.
We are mesmerized by Kristjana’s sensational textiles and limited edition prints, and what better moment than now to start collecting what is sure to be a defining artist of this era.
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