During my second year at St Martins, I have discovered the heat press to amongst others transfer onto fabrics while working on a print project. I found there the great opportunity to combine my two passions: painting and garments.
I did a photoshoot of being imprisoned in a restricted volume, and have sketched from these pictures, trying to give back the feeling of claustrophobia, frustration, tension, strength of the last hope.
I chose to paint these confined bodies, render this reclusion by less aggressive aesthetics, but rather a more personal feeling, a kind of intimacy.
And I transfered them onto fabric.
But faces and limbs as well... Hands for instance could be imprinted on a coat cuff or feet at the bottom of a pair of trousers, as if the character was escaping from the inside of the outfit.
Or imprint on a transparent fabric and play on the illusion of a body in a different position or a back on the front like in the left picture.
I thought I could use those body textiles as a lining, so that the bodies appear subtly in the garment as if they were trying to escape from it ...
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