DAN COOPEY

Untitled, 2017

Hard ground etching in sepia on somserset paper.

Signed, dated and numbered in the margin.

29.7 x 21 cm.

Edition of 30.

$200
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For this second collection of limited edition prints, Collectionair has joined forces with FIBRA Residency to create a portfolio of 10 works by emerging contemporary artists, each print also sold individually.

 

About Fibra Residency

Fibra examines the questions: ‘What role does artisanal textile work have at the heart of a community? How do globalisation and freedom of movement change our perceptions in relation to traditions? Does it affect the preservation of crafts and the sustainability of these practices?

Fibra is an itinerant and research project created by Mia Pfeifer with a focus on exploring and examine the importance of textile traditions in local communities. We invite a selection of UK-based artists whose practices are concerned with an experimental and fine art approach to fibres, understanding textiles as a metaphor for knitting ideas, concepts, interlacing traditions to our everyday lives. They are invited to reflect on the questions at the heart of our project and to integrate this into their work.

We will be collaborating with two indigenous communities based in Colombia, for whom the preservation of ancient skills in the working of fibres has been passed from generation to generation. Most of Colombia’s rural communities and tribes consider natural fibres to be the core, indispensable element of their social structure. The spectrum of everyday uses includes wearable fabrics such as carrier bags either for personal items or for agricultural produce, as hunting traps, and in the domestic space, amongst other uses. These objects are carriers of the communities’ myths and beliefs. The very structure and process of textiles have an intrinsic relationship to cultural customs and the social fabric of these communities

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DAN COOPEY

Dan Coopey is a British artist born in 1981, based in London. The artist's work is born partly out of interest in the economic use of natural materials and the abstract values placed on them through the social and anthropological history of man’s commercial exploitation. These narratives and histories are often obscured in the resulting works – images are lost, details disappear – a mirror to the manner in which making sense of the past is often a case of surmise and imagination.

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