Drawing from the Archive.................................Yohji Yamamoto, Live Archives, London

Friday, July 31, 2015

Packing up a studio for an artist is always bitter sweet. You need your practice to be mobile, but you also need that 'room of your own' to get work done. In London, Netil House has been my base, where I shared a studio space with a fantastic team of photographers, animators and curators. The influence and support of this amazing crew has made my time here more fruitful then ever imagined. But as two years has now passed my studio is packed up and I am on road again. 

This move has lead me to a residency with Live Archives, a fashion collection like no other in the East of London. The Live Archives team has been kind enough to welcome me into their world and given me new opportunities to research and work first hand with high fashion pieces. My first project at Live Archives has been drawing from their career arching collection of garments by Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto. The drawings above where created in the lead-up to a new exhibition currently on show at the Live Archives, curated by Jeff Horsley and feature on the exhibition's poster. 

Yohji Yamamoto : Show Space

81 Mare Street
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