THE RUG PROJECT

The beauty of diversity


Intertwining of cultures 
Cultural identities are not protected by distances or geographical boundaries anymore.  Loss of individualism and group identity occur when globilization encourages a western ideal of individualism.

 

Persian rugs
For this project, I use persian rugs, a cultural heritage from the near east. Today these rugs are bleached and distressed on a large scale to adapt them to western taste. Ironically this seems to represent the fading of cultures in multicultural societies quite well.

Paradise
Patterns that depict flowering gardens, persian rugs symbolize paradise. In this project 
I re-emphasize the original meaning in todays context. More urgent, as the woven paradises become the facial tattoos.  Reflecting on the current situation and the need of a holistic approach in redefining society.


Technique: painting on carpet
Materials: traditional carpets, oil paint, acrylic paint

 

Sagartio, 2016 
Oilpaint and acrylic on carpet

Narcissus, 2017
This is a Naïn carpet from Iran..one of the seven countries banned from immigration to the US

Chardonne, 2016
oilpaint on carpet

Studio Eindhoven 2016

 

Dianthus, march 2016
Pope Francis, the son of Italian migrants to Argentina, took 12 -muslim- Syrians home with him to the Vatican. With saying "All refugees are children of God" and making religious background irrelevant, can be seen as a huge symbolic move and a lesson in solidarity for all Europese governments.

 

work in progress, studio 2016

work in progress, studio 2016

Miyo, 2016
Mixed media, 150 cm x 230 cm, collection Mark Peet Visser Gallery

Work in progress, Delphine , 180 x 240
Studio Eindhoven 2016

Sakura, 2015
230 cm x 145 cm / oil, acryl,spray-paint / carpet / resin