Press release, February 2018
Mimi Forrest, a recent graduate from Central St Martins School of Art & Design in London, is exhibiting for the first time in Denmark at Karin Olesen Gallery. Mimi studied textile design specialising in print and will be showing an intriguing range of her paper and textile work.
Mimi’s work is inspired by a love of explorations into found and fragmented matter; traces, peels, tears, layers, conversations and colour. It evolves from collected and recorded ephemera in everyday environments, especially remnants of typography, then using these findings as source imagery to create new surfaces, typically through screen-printed outcomes. The resulting pieces focus on bold and large-scale print, combining with unrefined surface materials in response to these initial explorations, sometimes experimenting with pleating as a tactile low relief interpretation.
Mimi is also currently in an exciting collaboration with FLOOR_STORY London, who are producing a collection of rugs from five of her concepts, including hand-tufted, hand-knotted and flat-weave processes. Although not yet officially released, Mimi will also be displaying one of these rugs in the gallery.
Mimi lives in London, but her work is also stimulated by a curiosity in new places and experiencing alternative cultures. During her time at Central St Martins, Mimi won a residency in the Designology Studio at The London Transport Museum as part of the Weaving Futures Season, where her work was produced on a digital jacquard weaving loom. As well as developing her own ideas, Mimi has worked with other artists and with community projects to produce a variety of printed media.
Opening: Friday 09 February at 16.00 – 18.00 | Facebook event
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