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TEXERE's Art-Deco-Project

Ilme Rätsep, Estonia

I have been practising silk painting both in cold paint technique (with a contour) and hot paint technique (with wax).
The scarves I sent for the exhibition have been painted in cold paint technique, a contoure gives a possibility to billowy graphics. I paint a layer by layer ie each layer dry before new colours and shapes follow. Multiple layers of paint give brightness and depth to my works.
I work with vapour paints which are fixed in a special chamber of hot steam.

Joining the TEXERE project I can point up keywords: decorativeness and precious material which silk has been over the centuries. This is ART DECO for me. Inspired by ART DECO I use ornamentation, but interpret it in my own way.