Design, under (other) circumstances Drawing VI
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Surface Synergy - Woven 3D texture merged with pattern

Johanna Samuelsson

Today, textile designers have gained the ability to look anew upon the technique of weaving through the use of digital tools, thus challenging what a textile can be. The work Surface Synergy is a fascinating study of weaving technique, yarn, structure, and fabric behaviour resulting in the creation of interesting woven textiles. Artist Johanna Samuelsson explores digital jacquard weaving by presenting a new take on traditional weaving patterns, such as the plaid and hounds tooth. The final result is a three-dimensional texture made by multi-layered bindings and shrinking yarn.

Artistic Statement

“One of the strengths of this mixing of pattern and texture is the concept of sensory manipulation. I think that if a design somehow breaks with assumed notions of aesthetic and tradition (by distorting and disturbing such expectation), we might start to look upon the object in a different way. I aim to create expressions that have the ambition to evoke the viewer through surprise.”