We present a new collaboration full of color at the hand of Barcelona artist Santi Moix, born by the admiration of Nani Marquina for his work.
For this collaboration, pieces have been chosen where the artist explores the parallelism between life and death through his biomorphic flowers. His use of color goes beyond the merely decorative: it is the resource to enhance and attenuate certain details while paying special attention to in-betweens; those intermediate processes in flowers such as the moments before their birth, their explosion of color or their decay.
Backyard is a literal representation of one of Moix's works, in which the original piece has been transferred as reliably as possible to a rug. Its name refers to the natural space behind a house, where the flora is wilder. Hence it is a mural with a messier approach where flowers are presented on a spectacular scale. Its lines in low relief reflect the pencil sketches of the painting.
The Promenade model is an exercise in reinterpreting the artist's floral work transferred to the rug. The nanimarquina team has worked carefully on the selection of each of the flowers, paying special attention to the scale and color in search of the appropriate compositional balance to ensure that Promenade is integrated and coexists in multiple spaces.
It is also worth remarking its wide range composed of 38 different colors, an exhaustive chromatic work.
The smaller models called Bloom are the extraction of Promenade flowers as separate pieces. They represent two moments in the life cycle of a flower: wilting and flowering. They are combinable with each other and also complement the Colors collection.
Santi Moix i Sala was born in 1960 in Barcelona. He is dedicated to sculpture, drawing and engravings from his study in New York, although it is in painting where he finds his place of reflection.
His obsession is to tell stories to develop his fantasy, without losing a sense of humor. A multifaceted creator and observer, he is in love with Indian painting from the fifteenth century and finds his sources of inspiration in masters such as Delacroix, Velázquez, El Greco, Picasso, Miró, Pollock and Mutzuo Takahashi, in addition to literature.
At 14 years old, he went to study in Paris and then in Italy, where he met Federico Fellini. In 1981 he made his first individual exhibition in a small space in Sant Cugat del Vallès. Later, in 1986, he was able to travel to New York thanks to the sale of one of his paintings.
He has made individual exhibitions in the United States, Spain, Sweden, Belgium, Japan, France among others as well as in collective exhibitions in the United Kingdom, the United States, Spain, Brazil and Germany, to name a few of the more prominent ones.
Moix achieved international recognition in 2013 when Prada commissioned a large mural for their store in Soho in New York. Throughout the years, the artist has done several exhibitions around the world. In 2018 he did his famous
pictorial intervention in the Church of Seuri.Recently he has exhibited at the Pace Prints gallery in New York.
This technique requires a pistol-like tool to punch the fiber strands into a previously stretched fabric in a frame.
To start the process, the strands are punched into the areas marked by the mapping (a template used to transfer the digital design to the rug support).
Next, the protruding strands are cut and shaved to achieve the desired pile height.
The design is contoured with scissors or a needle in order to correctly define the different areas of the motif.
Once the motif is defined, a layer of latex is applied to the reverse side of the rug to ensure that the strands remain attached to the structure.
To finish, a layer of fabric is affixed to act as a lining, offering a quality finish.
This technique permits curvilinear shapes, different pile heights, as well as the application of different colors within the same rug.
High density and durability.