The Winner of Rado Star Prize Spain 2020
Alberto Lázaro Blanco
“Paisaje” is conceived as a fantasy, a piece based on a fictional natural space. The creation is shaped as a Turkish-knot carpet in multiple colours and materials. Though it has been handcrafted, it shares features of mass-produced textiles, and as such it can be imagined as a part of a bigger modular system, which could be iteratively reproduced to form a larger pre-conceived carpet or artwork.
“Paisaje” has been created using thousands of knots of different materials such as cotton, wool and acrylics. These materials are recycled, and some of them have been coloured using natural dyes as onion skin.
All the elements merge in order to create a haven of peace and calmness, a shelter far from the anxiety and uncertainty generated by the upcoming arrival of a hostile and fast-changing future. Such dynamics are shaped with cold textures and colours like raw concrete, metal or plastic.
Despite the fleeting nature of the present, “Paisaje” seeks to anchor in the flow of time and persist as a beacon to remind the past and help to build a more human and warm future.
Measure: 61x50 cm
Materials: wool, cotton and acrylic.
Time: 150 hours.