Drip Painting, an abstract art form where paint is poured or dripped onto a canvas was embraced by Spanish designer Mart√≠ Guix√©, an Eastern European traditional used as a means of colouring tapestries after they’ve been woven.
In the ‘Still Life with Light’ project at Sotheby’s Vienna, Mart√≠ Guix√© & Spanish textile brand nanimarquina collaborated to explore the possibilities of Drip Painting as graffiti, & to apply the technique to a rug, the Painted Rug becoming a sketch of a rug that is in itself already a rug.
Painted Rug forms part of an exhibition on show at:
‘Still Life with Light’ at Sotheby’s Palais Wilczek // Vienna Design Week // until October 07, 2012.
Watch this video of the artist:
Born in 1964, Mart√≠ Guix√© is a Catalonian designer living in Barcelona and Berlin. He graduated in interior design from Elisava in Barcelona in 1985 and studied industrial design at Scuola Politecnica di Design di Milano in 1986.
In 1994, living in Berlin, Giuxe formulated a new way to understand the culture of products. Guix√© started to exhibit his work in 1997, work that is characterised by a search for new product systems, the introduction of design in food ambits and presentation through performance. His non-conventional gaze provides brilliant and simple ideas of a curious seriousness.