MAISIE COUSINS

Untitled, 2017

Photo-etching, hand printed in sepia ink on Somerset paper.

Signed, dated and numbered on the recto.

29.7 x 21 cm.

Edition of 30.

$200
SOLD
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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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MAISIE COUSINS

Maisie Cousins is a British artist born in 1992, living and working in London. Maisie explores topics with honesty and humour creating erotic and visceral images that not only challenges people but also asks them to get involved. Her work presents a very real approach to femininity; bodies sweat through the image, appearing gruesome, yet seductive and repelling. With liquids glimmering on the surface enclosing the female flesh, spilling over pink flowers and vibrant fruits, we become immersed in the images, imprisoned into the body itself. Through the explicit use of macro imagery, Maisie’s photographs are juicy, sticky and highly visceral, enhancing the fluidity of sex and gender, Maisie’s work actively responds to destructive images aiming to address the damaging misogynistic ideals of beauty.

Recent exhibitions include Late at Tate Britain (2015),  Zero Zero at Annka Kultys Gallery (2016), What a Time to be Alive at Sunday gallery (2016), among many others.

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