Textile Adventures

Her whole life this woman has been in love with textiles, patterns, colours and texture. Looking back now, with 82 years, Sheila Hicks can claim to have always followed her passion.

What makes her work so special is her painterly and architectural approach to textile design. Along with other fiber artists, she is responsible for taking textiles off the wall and giving them a sculptural dimension.

Just awesome!

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Sheila Hicks by Julia Noni

 

What fascinates me most, is the amazing variety of her work. She has started with minimal weavings, which she was inspired to during her trips through Mexico. For more then 50 years now she always carries a small handmade wooden frame in her bag around the world. The hundreds of works have the size of a piece of notebook paper:

 

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Other works of Sheila Hicks have the sizes of footbal fields like this huge installation called „The silk rainforest“.

 

The silk rainforest 1975

The silk rainforest 1975

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„May I have this dance?“ Sheila Hicks (spacematters)

 

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Sheila Hicks for galeriefrankelbaz.com

 

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Sheila Hicks detail Domus

 

I wish I was a wave, 2015, Sheila Hicks, by Demish Danant

I wish I was a wave, 2015, Sheila Hicks, by Demish Danant

 

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Sheila Hicks at Art Basel 2013

 

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Sheila Hicks, wallpapermagazine

 

With her 82 years, Sheila Hicks is such a fascinating and inspiring lady. She established herself as one of the most innovative textile artists of the 20th century. But most importantly she radiates so much joy and passion that she still looks like a young girl, ready to play and discover the world full of (textile -) adventures.

 

Sheila Hicks: Foray into Chromatic Zones - The first art installation presented within the Dan Graham Waterloo Sunset Pavilion overlooking Waterloo Bridge and the London Skyline. It includes: scale bundles of coloured fabric that visitors are welcome to sit on and interact with; and mounds of differently and vibrantly coloured fabric that hang from the ceiling. Hayward Gallery Project Space, Southbank, London UK 23 Feb 2015.

Sheila Hicks: Foray into Chromatic Zones: scale bundles of coloured fabric, Hayward Gallery Project Space, London.