Fossil Flower I

Olga Teksheva

Year:

2018

Media:

Felt, hand-painted silk, Marimekko cottons, chiffon, tulle, embroidery

Size (cm):

120 x 120 x 5

Roma 2019

Other works

Where The Mermaids Hide Their Tales/Tails. Chapter I

Olga Teksheva

Year:

2018

Media:

Installation is made of crocheted elements

Size (cm):

300 x 400 x 100

Roma 2019

Abandoned Garden: Black Flowers

Olga Teksheva

Year:

2017

Media:

Textile structure made of felt, crocheted elements, eco-leather, cottons, metallic lace, paper flowers, embroidery

Size (cm):

250 x 120 x 5

Roma 2019

Biography

I was born in Moscow in 1973, I have graduated in Art History at Moscow State University (1996) and in Drawing and Painting at the private studio of Liudmila Ermolaeva (2006), working as a tutor of Fashion and Costume History and History of Modern Art at National Institute of Design. I was also collaborating with "L'Officiel" and "Collezioni" magazines as art and fashion journalist. In 2008 I have moved to Rome where I have graduated in Fashion and Costume Design at Accademia di costume e di moda, showing my Final Project in Fashion at Alta Roma in January 2011. After that I chose the textile art direction, doing different collaborations (Buro Tkanei/Moscow, BADURA by Aleksandra Badura, Cecilia Caramellino, Urban Tales) as creator of artistic textiles. After few seasons i found "wearable" art too restrictive and from 2017 started specializing in large-scale fiber installations and textile sculptures and textile structures.

Project

Textile sculptures and fiber installation that i would like to submit make part of my project "Return to the Abandoned Garden", inspired by the history of my family and by the loss of the family garden after the Revolution of 1917. The installation consists of different crocheted elements that can be freely re-arranged according to the possibilities of the exhibition space, creating a giant, multi-coloured "grotto" in which "the mermaids hide their tales/tails" (the title of the installation) and interact with the sculptures that represent fantastic, giant flowers. All together creates a dreamy, ethereal space of memory, love, dedication, a kind of "playground" for grown-ups. A space of different reality.
The installation elements don't have to be hang on the walls, they can be mounted on a tulle based draped across the room.
The detailed information about "Abandoned Garden" series can be seen on my website or in Instagram gallery, since it's a project i'm working at for two years.

Olga Teksheva

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