Caroline R. Kaufman

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Caroline R. Kaufman

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Caroline Kaufman’s work investigates craft as it relates to human relationships. A visceral process-based practice with fiber explores the interaction between color, texture, and pattern. This process considers the unconscious ways we create as children, investigating how these childlike unadulterated ideas develop through community and aesthetic influence.

Through her art, Caroline examines nostalgia, childhood methods of creating, and the way in which memory shape shifts over time. Caroline taps into her synesthesia as well as an instinctual relationship with color to translate daydreams into abstract color patterns. Each piece is composed by painting with fiber — weaving and knitting layers of yarn through fabric — allowing the material and color process to dictate the design.

Recently, this practice has expanded by experimenting with a new piece of equipment: an antique tufting gun. At Varda, Caroline will use this tool to knot fiber through a monks cloth backing on a large frame loom, taking her love of ‘painting with yarn’ to a new level. The tufting process uses a large amount of material. In an effort to minimize waste, most of the materials used come from the dead-stock of several local factories.

@crosekauf


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Fabiana Burr

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Fabiana Burr

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Fabiana Burr is a video and sound artist, with a focus on mystical perceptions and improvisational performances.

Composing real-time art with the use of ceremonial drums and ancestral voice cultivation techniques.

She currently works on experimental raw collages from her travels, to navigate into the poetics of the human mind, body and spirit. Mapping intimate and fragmented memories into lucid soundscapes.

Fabiana is the author of Silent Dust, a contemplative-ritualistic dance performed during Burning Man 2017. The piece reflects on the deepest aspects of the human experience.

Her short film Lost in the Dust, has been presented at the Mexico Fashion Film Festival as part of the official selection.
During the Varda residency, Fabiana will focus on designing spatial sound and light installations to compose real-time performances of generative music. Inviting the participants to become the artist, while being surrounded by Cymatic patterns of water-light reflections. At the same time, she plans to adapt selected poems into sound and movement meditative rituals.

https://www.alagua.mx/art/




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Harriet Lee-Merrion Returning Artist

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Harriet Lee-Merrion Returning Artist

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Harriet Lee-Merrion is a British illustrator. Her work is rendered in a wash of pastel colours and delicate black lines influenced by botanical engravings, surrealism and Japanese woodblock prints, often depicting dream like and surreal imagery.

She has worked with international clients including Google, TED, The Guardian, Bloomsbury and The New York Times, while her work has also been exhibited internationally in New York, London and Berlin. She is the recipient of a 3x3 International Illustration Award for Editorial Illustration and in 2016 was awarded a Distinguished Artist Scholarship by VYT.

Harriet’s work has been featured in It's Nice That, Together & Sunspell (Interview), Socks Studio, Access Art, Juxtapoz and Booooooom among others.

Harriet has been represented by Heart agency since 2014, she lives and works in Bristol, in the South West of England and has been working as an illustrator since graduating from Falmouth Arts University in 2013.

Instagram: @harrietleemerrion

Twitter: @hleemerrion

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