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Our Texture Edit

Our Texture Edit

Exploring textured art through different materials, mediums, and artists.

From layered paintings to woven works, textured art not only captivates our eye but provokes touch. Let’s take a closer look at the diverse processes of some extraordinary artists that we’re proud to have in our collection.

Kenny Nguyen

Kenny Nguyen’s work delves deep into cultural identity and integration, weaving together Vietnamese heritage with fashion design. His medium of choice, silk, symbolizes personal identity. Through destruction and recreation—cutting, tearing, layering, sewing, weaving—he forges a visual narrative that bridges both of his cultures together.

Hiroko Takeda

Hiroko Takeda starts with a project, concept, or mood  in mind. Making sketches and gathering materials, she creates blueprints for how she wants her pieces to look. Takeda enjoys engineering the compositions of her work—choosing the structure and materials and colors to compose and construct. When she weaves her loom, she enters a meditative state and doesn’t stop until she reaches her goal.

Andrew Dadson

Andrew Dadson starts with delicate brush strokes that evolve into sculptural pieces. Layer upon layer of colors merge into a monochromatic result, showcasing how each thickness contributes to the ultimate hue. Dadson employs this process throughout his work, whether in paintings or installations.

Andrew Dadson, White, 2023.

Chanee Vijay

Chanee Vijay’s artistic process begins with European hemp offcuts, a canvas she manipulates with dye, paint, and meticulous sculpting. Her compositions create unique detail into the fabric, playing with tonality, imperfections, and raw seams. In her work, she intends to create movement and texture that echo nature’s nuances.

Melanie Rothschild

Melanie Rothschild’s accidental discovery—peeling dried paint—sparked her interest and influenced  her body of work. She deliberately pours paint, letting it dry and peeling it up in one glorious piece. It was through this “mistake” that led to new ideas, turning setbacks into opportunities for innovation, and symbolizing the beauty in unexpected paths.

Melanie Rothschild, Paint in Air, Spring, 2023.

Matt Shlian

Matt Shlian’s work is tailored differently to each project’s demands. From archival paper for monochromatic art, to a spectrum of color plan papers for vibrant displays, his precision-driven process embraces constraints. For example, Shlian might restrict himself to using only curved folds or specific lengths and angles. His work is molded through his mistakes, explaining they give an element of surprise and curiosity.

Anya Molyviatus

Anya Molyviatus uses mohair and cotton to create intricately woven works. The mohair allows her to blend and create gradients and cotton to add optical effects. To get the depth that she wants in her work, she once had to break and completely rebuild an old loom as most weavings don’t have as much depth as her works do. Molyviatis creates multidimensional textures that defy the boundaries of weaving.

These artists, diverse in their approaches and mediums, all craft unique textured pieces that spark curiosity and conversation.

All shown artworks available to CoCollect members.