The art of knots collaborates with contemporary art in a free and generous way. Thus, with a single knot, the Abstraction tapestry is a tabula rasa. The readings vary according to the interpretation that each person makes of the tapestry.
The Latin expression tabula rasa alludes to a clean table or slate; that is, without writing. The concept refers to that which lacks past facts or content.
Is there no content in the Abstraction tapestry? The content is in the eye that observes, in the mind that thinks and relates concepts and memories. According to Chevalier, abstraction in art flees from the sign and feeds the symbol.
An abstraction – that of the tapestry – destined to make us feel and imagine.
It is a story of everyday life. It begins with a clean slate, and follows the dot – the pixel – follows the line, alternates, adds color and fills the spaces.
“For the African artist, the line is an abstraction, just like the point… The point symbolizes the limit state of the abstraction of the volume, the Center, the Origin, the Focus, the Principle of emanation and the End of return. It designates the creative power and the end of all things ”(Chevalier)
The art of knotting serves for simplification by repeating a single knot. The knot is a common good, so I could say that it collaborates with contemporary art with a universal and intergenerational reading.
Starting with the cross knot as a simple form. Multiplication allows for various interpretations. The art of knots collaborates with contemporary art in a free and generous way.
Like a photograph the narrative of the tapestry is full of pixels. The full and empty spaces of the tapestry are shown in which the opposite and complementary principles coincide: darkness-light, bottom-up, left-right.
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