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Femke van Gemert

Netherlands

Mixed Media, Acrylic on Soft (yarn, Cotton, Fabric)

Size: 83.9 W x 63 H x 4.7 D in

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During a summer holiday in the south of France, and an artist residency in Andalusia, Spain. The beautiful landscapes fascinated me. Mountains and forests bathing in golden sunlight. Awesome pastel coloured skies at sundawn and sunset, hills with vineyards. But also the draught caught my eye, dry coarse land, no rain had fallen for months. It was extremly hot and local farmers and the famous wine chateaux were very worried about their crops, and afraid to loose their land and homes. Nearby the places where I stayed, forestfires occured and hogh smoke plumes darkened the sky above mountains. Meanwhile this was happening on every continent of the planet. The temperatures are rising due to climate change. Do we need more signs? Will we losse the beautiful landscapes we love so much and that are part of our shared natural and cultural heritage. What will happen to these wellknown landscapes?How Hot will our lands become in the future. This work reflects my admiration for the beauty of nature as well as my fear of losing it, as we know it.That is visible in the cjhoose of colours and materials. All materials are repurposed scraps of textiles and othe rmaterials on a acrylic painted background. This textile hanging has a firm wooden beam at the back at the top, with 2 hooks. It can be screwed to a wall easily that way

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Mixed Media:Acrylic on Soft (yarn, Cotton, Fabric)

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:83.9 W x 63 H x 4.7 D in

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Femke van Gemert creates tapestries, wall-hangings, sculptures and installations made of 100 % recycled textiles. They can be works on commission, site specific designs with the use of discarded textiles from various sources. She does this because of a very strong conviction that we need to reconsider waste. Knowing the intense effect on the global environment and human labour conditions the textile and fashion industry has, Femke decided to not use any virgin materials for there artworks. She constantly works on a range of autonomous works. For Femke working with discarded fabrics and textiles is a continuous study and experiment of what she can do with these leftovers of our intensive consumer society. Resulting in art pieces made in various techniques that explore the possibilities of textiles in 2 and 3-D and in voluminous reliefs. “Every piece of textile has been designed, produced, and worn or used otherwise. Therefore, every piece of textile has a story, a particular atmosphere and beauty. Every piece of textile that I use has been eaten, digested and discarded by society, and is for me a fantastic medium to express myself.” Femke van Gemert creates unique, handmade and sustainable art objects from discarded textiles, taking the form of textile wall panels, tapestries, installations and site-specific pieces and soft wall coverings. Her work catches the beauty of imperfection and decay and by its tangible nature often evokes strong emotions with the viewer. “I’m not trying to improve the already existing fabrics I gather. It’s more that I want to create something that doesn't exist yet with the use of what is already there.” Combined in a new frame the used fabrics tell a new story, filling any room with a certain mood while on a functional level improving the acoustics. To make commissioned works even more personal, Femke can work with the commissioner’s own leftover textiles. Several publications in: Textiel Plus, FD Persoonlijk 2013, MInd Magazine China 2014, Bamboo magazine Brazil 2015, Arte1 national Brazilian tv, de Telegraaf the Netherlands, Bloom magazine, Stir Magazine, Vogue Espana, and many others.

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