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01 Mar

So Klara – Talent, Colour and a good cause.

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So-Klara-painting-1-by-Klara Capouskova-featured-on-Little-Big-Bell When Klara Capouskova of So Klara sent me an image of her work, despite the small size of the photo, my eyes were instantly drawn to the colours and patterns.

I knew I had to see more.

So-Klara-1-on-Little-Big-Bell Her use of vibrant and happy colours were totally in tune with my aesthetic.

How convenient it was that she lived nearby, and so I was able to view her work in person.

So-Klara-painting-styled-and-photographed-by-Little-Big-Bell Klara has a background in fine art and counselling. Torn between doing an MA in Psychology and art, she finally chose to follow her creative dreams, and completed an MA in Textile Design.

However, Klara tells me that throughout her postgraduate studies, she was able to channel her passion for art and psychology in her textiles, to create pieces that exuded a vibrant energy.

SoKlara-Little-Big-Bell  As you can see, Klara entrusted me with her work. I was able to bring her portfolio home, to style and shoot at leisure.

The sense of grey and rain outdoors soon disappeared, as I photographed the colourful pieces, that radiated vibes both happy and positive.

I have styled the above two pieces of her paintings with my Marimekko ceramics, because I really feel that Klara’s work is the perfect fit for that brand.

I would so love to have a So Klara designed Marimekko mug.

So-Klara-wall-hanging-2-Little-Big-Bell Here you see my work space again. Adorning the wall is a sample fabric from Klara’s original painting.

The piece above is called Espagna. Klara tells me that this captures the memories of her trips to Spain.

She describes it as ” you might be taken back to the sunny beaches, the wonderful markets, the smiley people… it might even awake your sense of smell and touch, you can feel the sun rays on your skin, hear the seagulls on the beach and smell the oranges.”

So-Klara-Little-Big-Bell How therapeutic it must be to paint in these colours.

So-klara-wall-hanging-Little-Big-Bell Here is another fabric print of her painting, styled against my storage boxes from Hay, in similar tones of greens, blues, peaches and yellows.

So-Klara-silk-prints-1-on-Little-Big-Bell The title of this blog post mentioned talent and colour, both obvious, I’m sure you’ll agree.

What is the good cause?

Well, Klara has printed her beautiful artwork onto larger pieces of silk, measuring around 180cm  x 120cm.The silk pieces above are miniature versions of her larger pieces.

One of her large silk hangings will be exhibited in the Traditions Run Deeper than Law exhibition, from March 10-15th at the Red Gallery in London.

This large silk piece will be auctioned online to support Forward UK, an organisation committed to gender equality and safeguarding the rights of African girls and women against FGM and child marriage.

So-Klara-silk-paintings-1-on-Little-Big-Bell Here, I’ve styled her miniature silk wall hangings above my cushion filled, reading nook. Very colourful right? Just how I like it.

So-Klara-colourful-fabric-1-Little-Big-Bell Her fabric prints are so beautiful. You can use them to upholster furniture or even commission Klara to make them into cushion covers.

Colour-inspiration-Little-Big-Bell Great too as backgrounds for styled shots.

So-Klara-on-Little-Big-Bell-blog

So-Klara-silk-art-styled-andphotographed-by-Little-Big-Bell So vibrant, so happy! If you are interested in seeing the large piece in person, do check out her exhibition soon. Also for a good cause, don’t forget there’s a charity auction.

Wishing you all a wonderful start to your week.

( All styling and photography are by Geraldine Tan of Little Big Bell)

  1. klara

    Dear Geraldine,what a wonderful blog post! I am thrilled to see my work being so beautifully styled by you. Thank you so much for your support and for capturing the essence of my practice so authentically. SO KLARA collaborating with Marimekko – that would definitely be fun!

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      You are so welcome Klara! When I see a talent, I have to shout it out loud 🙂 xx

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