EC Lab | Opening Reception 13th March | 6:30 – 8:30 pm
23 Heddon Street – W1B 4BQ London
The new project the gallery has been working on since the beginning of this year, the EC Lab. The aim is to promote and encourage experimentation and creativity in the new generations of artists and designers. Elisabetta believes that across the fields of art and design it is significant to support the visions of young visual artists and designers and the Lab will encourage them to express cultural languages of our time through the creation of limited edition wearable art pieces. Challenging traditional aesthetic and proposing different use of materials, they bring fresh approaches to the medium and shape fascinating pieces filled with symbolic content.
Flavie Audi, artist, and Noor Fares, jewellery designer, collaborated to create a jewellery collection named Superlunary. This collection fuses Flavie’s exploration into the symbiosis of the synthetic and the natural with Noor’s minimal aesthetic, creating pieces that echo lunar bodies transfixed in a seemingly eternal fluidity that hover between the realm of the real and the synthesised. The fluid geometry of the pieces are created through different processes: hand carved stone requiring high levels of craftsmanship inlaid with artificial and natural gems, synthetic resin that swallows natural stones to form ethereal clouds and silver with resin moulded by a 3D printer. These materials together form an ambiguous juxtaposition through which the lines between the two are blurred. This duality invites the viewer to consider the relative merits of each material. In an era of technological innovation that has seen the creation of flawless, synthetic diamonds, undetectable by man or machine, the work questions the values and authenticity inherent within these materials.