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Mariana Rios Uribe

MA Textile Design work by Mariana Rios Uribe
MA Textile Design work by Mariana Rios Uribe
MA Textile Design work by Mariana Rios Uribe
MA Textile Design work by Mariana Rios Uribe
MA Textile Design work by Mariana Rios Uribe

My background lies in graphic design and costume design, however I developed an interest in textile design and specifically the craftsmanship of traditional techniques. I am passionate about exploring different contexts and proposing new settings  because this involves constant research and the capacity to put into practice new techniques and approaches by experimenting and innovating either with imagery or materials. My research approach depends completely on the project and the opportunities that arise not only from the research around the idea, but also from the possibilities found in the limitations or qualities of the materials. I use research as a tool to either get inspired or find supportive arguments to help my work.  Through my practice I want to be able to transmit and effectively communicate the beauty that I find in contrast. My personal style relies on this principle; fusing different elements to create a unique outcome which, in this case tries to experiment with embroidery and weaving in a way that it is contemporary. My way of approaching this has mostly involved working in black and white, embroidering in unusual materials and collaborating with an illustrator. I have also experimented with the results of the weaves and materials beyond their physical qualities, playing with shadows and shapes.

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