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Thomas Renwart

Thomas Renwart (°1995, BE) developed a textiles practice wherein technicality and poetic depictions of a horticultural universe continuously encounter each other. The works, which are situated on the threshold between painting and tapestry, depart from the artist’s collections of pressed daffodils, flowers, butterflies and textiles. Renwart creates hybrids of landscapes, vanitas motives and still lifes, interwoven with written matter and poetic verses. The textual textiles become carefully translated into tactile matter by applying various techniques of local craftsmanship, such as jacquard weaving, embroidery and quilting. Renwart establishes a world that is inhabited by large flowers, insects and phantasmical figures, where an intimate, visual language and a personal, poetic hooliganism becomes the universal mother tongue.

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