IRENE ALVAREZ: TURN ME OP- Sending me dizzy
With a neo-ethnic altar for RA13 concept store Antwerp, a collaboration with australian-born, Antwerp-based menswear designer Mic Eaton of Material Boy in the form of a series of Totem-style illustrated T-shirts and the collective ‘Get the Haze’ show at the Museumsquartier in Viena already in her proverbial woven bag of tricks, Spanish textile artist Irene Alvarez is ready to move on to different shores. New York, more especifically, where progressive concept store Seven is currently housing an installation of ‘TURN ME OP’, Irene’s most recent project in collaboration with the Audax Textielmuseum Tilburg. We spoke to the artist about the result – a clash of optically dizzying patterns, colorfully twisted cartoons, ethnic skulls and pop psychedelia, ready to change the face of tapestry design.
TURN ME OP is on show at Seven New York until the 31st of January 2012
As seen on Dazed and Confused