Rick Owens | PREHISTORIC
If you are currently in London, we strongly advise you to visit the Carpenters Workshop Gallery and admire the beautiful pieces of the amazing designer Rick Owens. His creations, between art sculptures and design furniture are enhanced by the quality of rare materials used, such as petrified wood (500,000 year old fossilized wood), plywood black, marble or ox bone.
“A Southern California native, the designer Rick Owens displays a demanding and singular aesthetic in fashion. His original vision plays on material. He has lived and worked in Paris for the past nine years but the dark, minimalist style of his designs was created in the United States. He is a huge film fan with a particular penchant for the black and white productions of thirties Hollywood with their sensual and tragic contrasts and values. He tends toward the reconciliation of light and darkness in his work, much like the cinematic masterpieces from this era.
The garment is mobile, fluid and asymmetrical, and as such can be shifted and recomposed an infinite number of times. However, the exercise is different with furniture: it is designed to last, it becomes our heritage. It is part of our daily lives fulfilling a function, providing the domestic space with a rhythm and a reference.” — Carpenters Workshop Gallery
RICK OWENS | PREHISTORIC
12 Sept – 29 Nov 2013
3 Albemarle Street W1S4HE
Monday to Friday 10am / 6pm
Saturday on appointment only