In Pictures: Follow as we take a look at ‘The Cecile Blake Collective’, a collection of wallpaper designs by artist Gaby Beyers…
Gaby Beyers, one of the artists feature in the Orms Artist Wallpaper Range, recently exhibited her latest collection ‘The Cecile Blake Collective’ at the 100% Design Show in Johannesburg. Orms Print Room & Framing is honoured to have not only printed the wallpaper for this exhibition, but also her bound catalogue and her logo, which was printed onto metal and used as a light installation.
We caught up with Gaby to find out a bit more about the collection and its aesthetic:
“This collection is an antidote to the peddling of fear-based media, products and ideals…all of which are a mass disempowerment campaign designed to be divisive. We are in a perilous state, where we seem to have diminished humanity and little respect for the rapid and irreversible decline of our natural world and its inhabitants. There is an immediacy required in our daily lives that demands we be activists in the choices we make, the products we buy and the corporations we enrich…Physically, this represents abandoned spaces, decay and neglect (The Void and The Bone Collector), with a layer of vital, natural texture (Lichen Filaments and Rock Vertebrae) and, possibly, a hint at redemption (Revival, Resurrection, Jane’s Addiction and Moore’s Wisdom). What was conceived as a somewhat sombre pallet, was given a touch of gold in the hopeful words of Balarie Kaur, ‘What if this is not the darkness of the tomb, but the darkness of the womb?'”.