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Céline Vahsen Textile design

Céline Vahsen explores the visual and haptic perceptions of fabrics. Colours, textures, and fluid shapes, created using artisanal processes (dyeing, printing, finishing, etc.), set the fabrics in motion by using overlaps that form depths and multiple layers of visibility. Dependent upon light and movement, outlines fuse, halos appear or fade, and reliefs assert themselves and disappear back into the drawing. Liquid-like surfaces lead the observer from the physical matter into an imaginary world. The patterns in these fabrics are determined by the technique itself, created with hand movements, gestures and simple actions: folding, reserves or capillary dyeing. Vahsen provokes chemical reactions with the ingredients and via colour dissolving, resulting in interplay between various techniques and physical responses. By introducing human intervention during the process of the fabrics’ creation, she interacts with coincidence and takes back control by guiding the pattern effects.

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Céline Vahsen

Céline Vahsen

Céline Vahsen

Céline Vahsen