KR ( Erika) and JST ( Justine)
WOOVEN AND PRINTED CREATIONS - VISUAL AND ARTISTIC RESEARCHES - PAINTINGS - HAND AND DIGITAL DRAWINGS - ALCHIMIQUE EXPERIMENTS
KRJST Studio has a triangular structure composed by Justine de Moriamé, Erika Schillebeeckx, and their work. The whole forms a magnetic field of experimentation which attracts and digests its surroundings. Four hands, two souls, and four eyes are tuned together to invoke a collective memory, to alter it, and to pass it on. The weavings serve as witnesses of their era, survivors of a narrative, oscillating between past and future, embodying our roots, expanding the present. They can be apprehended with the alchemical unit of measurement: the time required to...
KRJST Studio’s work put colours to express what words fail to describe; they paint with weaving threads imaginary landscapes of a poetic, calm, and yet tormented realm, the chaos where emotions are born.
The weaved pieces stem from a research work that is rooted in our time, mixing influences of classical and modern art with traditional techniques, which are then adapted and deformed with new technology in order to reinvent a format, tapestry, and push forward its visual and formal boundaries.
The installation aims at putting the concept of contemplation back into the contemporary art scene, offering an emotion more than a sensation. Textile art is both familiar and complex. The observer must be able to approach it and closely look into details, then to take some distance to apprehend the big picture; they can touch it and feel it, even with their eyes shut.
Past exhibitions: BEIRUT art fair, DANIEL CROUCH RARE BOOKS (London), Art Elysées Paris, Belfius Art Gallery (Bruxelles), Amsterdam art fair, BOZAR (Bruxelles), MoMu (Antwerp), Bread & Butter (Berlin), Saatchi Gallery (London), ART SABLON gallery (Bruxelles), Atelier Relief (Bruxelles), YIA art fair (Maastricht/Brussels), Galerie Desmet & Harmakhis for Art Sablon (Bruxelles), ...
Internationally renowned labels and brands as EASTPAK, HUAWEI, MAASMECHELEN VILLAGE, VROUYR, BOUCHERY, SILENCIO, MC ALSON, DISNEY, GUY LAROCHE, WILLOW, 42/54 and others already collaborated with the studio.