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.
How convenient it was that she lived nearby, and so I was able to view her work in person.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Wishing you all a wonderful start to your week.
( All styling and photography are by Geraldine Tan of Little Big Bell)