The playful aesthetics and the way Emilia Ilke cherishes the everyday objects of our homes makes her one of our favorite artists.
The intuitive and analogue process is central and by embracing what normally might be largely unnoticed, she creates a feeling of that nothing, or no one, is to insignificant to make a difference.
“I work exclusively analogue and I work fast and intuitively, which suits my temperament best. Now in textile form, a contrast is created between the usual spontaneity and the slow handcraft of the rug which adds a new dimension. My art is largely inspired by ceramics, photography and fashion. I embrace the everyday objects and give them a new place that is up to the viewer to interpret. For me, each form is unique and has its own character, its own history.”
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