Fascinated with minerals, rocky materials and oxydation phenomena, French textile artist Sylvia Eustache Rools explores the endless possibilities of what she calls a textile geology, endeavoring to transform silks and satins by diverse and varied means, by ways of painting, inking, tinting, macerating, oxidizing, until the final results feels geological, timeless, immemorial.
With French wood sculptor Jerome Pereira, Sylvia Eustache Rools developed “Aware” a unique duo, poetically allying wood and textile. The name of their common artistic practice comes both from the Japanese expression “mono no aware” which refers to the poignant feeling of impermanence, as well as the English adjective “aware” which means “to have knowledge, to be alert, to be conscious.”
With maison parisienne, Sylvia Eustache Rools and Jerome Pereira present their unique pieces in which the wood is sculpted to reveal different facets, different balances, different faults that turn to be treasures. This wooden basis is then prolonged with a metal structure, vertical edges on which textile is sewn, painted and tinted and oxidized lapels that invent new textures.
Between transparence and opacity, between dualism and unity, this surprising duo have created a singular collection that speak of hard-found balances and harmonies.