Amélie Crépy is a London based artist and textile designer and we are exhibiting a unique collection of her contemporary artwork collection, Relics, painted in handmade oak gall ink on pure linen.
Each individual artwork starts with a solid wash of oak gall ink and It is only through the removal of the ink that the paintings start to be revealed. The works are abstract yet contain a bold geometric structure. Some linen pieces have been cut and stitched back together to look like relics from the past and in some instances, threads have been left deliberately exposed on the edges of the canvases, as if fragments of historic cloth or textile.
Amélie seeks the opportunity to inspire others to further consider their part in the global industries of art and textiles. Challenging ideas and preconceptions about what traditional artists’ materials might be, where they come from and how they are derived.
In this exhibition, Amelie aims to draw people’s attention on the subtlety and beauty of natural dyes and inks, how stunning it is as a medium to work with.