Reference: "El Sacromonte de Granada, 1962. Flamenco, encounters with Spanish gypsies" documentary by Lennart Olson.
A black and white frame converted into a transfer. A non-sharp, almost pixelated image that takes you to a pointillist painting. Two essential materials for experimentation: rags, sheets, cotton fabric; the lime, the walls, the stones. Depending on the blackness of the stain, more or less embroidered material accumulates. Contrasts. Landscapes, natural scenes, forgotten in time, abstract photographs. A layer overlay game to create different planes and textures. A painting that becomes a body; a body that becomes a painting.
Materials and natural textures (such as plaster and wicker) are mixed with those from traditional embroidery (pearls and sequins). The past. The tradition. Granada, 1962.
Concept, design and production of embroidery X "Ofrenda"_ SS20 Paris Fashion Week Collection, by Leandro Cano.