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MAE MAZE LONDON X DANIEL SOLOMONS 

The fashion designer Mae Maze London, proposed to me, on the first collaboration, to create a piece of art inspired by her visual and conceptual references. Mae Maze London will later create a piece of clothing based on my piece. A creative hatching that offers us new forms of representation and thought.

 

FLESH, 2020

OAK WOOD, WHITE CARDBOARD, STAINLESS STEEL, 40 X 30 X20 CM

My piece explores the relationship between body and architecture in the fashion designer's creations. I focused on the creative process of Mae Maze London (more than her final garments), and the body role as a structural and functional perception in the territory of her designs. She uses her own mathematical formula and cuts the silhouette without following the shape of the body. It reminded me of the proportionality system that Le Corbusier developed: The Modulator.This new anthropometric reasoning served me as a starting point.

With a plastic determination based on parameters such as volume, matter or surface, I analyse the methods and forms of Mae Maze's compositions, and then, reformulates these approaches dissecting the human body.

I reconfigure the human figure as if they were light layers of skin and breaks it down geometrically into 36 small heavy paper figures, 18 in men and 18 in women, strengthening the unisex identity of the brand. An exercise in construction, deconstruction and reconstruction in which I use various visual expressions based on photography, drawing and finally reached the sculptural object. The selection and manipulation of noble materials such as paper, oak and steel, and their arrangement as a "whole", generate tonal variations and create the effect of light and shadow in the composition. With this subtle dynamic "Flesh" invites us to explore the elusive and seductive poetics of matter and image, but also of fashion, architecture and artistic creation.

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CREATIVE PROCESS & INTERVIEWS:

https://www.maemaze.com/pages/daniel-solomons