Maculato petit #1, Solenne Jolivet

Maculato petit #1

By Solenne Jolivet
Silk and viscose yarns. Needlework creating a mix of painted silk, orange, and black yarns
29,7 cm x 21 cm


Unique work, 2020
700€

About Solenne Jolivet

Solenne Jolivet is a french embroiderer with a background in Fashion, Design and Embroidery. She received a baccalaureate in Applied Arts in 2008, a diploma from École Duperré in Textile Arts and she has worked on projects with haute couture clients including Louis Vuitton, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and Schiaparelli. Her works were exhibited at Fibery Gallery, Gentilly Biennale Festival and Interfilière.

Detail of Maculato petit #1 by Solenne Jolivet. Silk and viscose yarns. Needlework creating a mix of painted silk, orange, and black yarns. 29,7 cm x 21 cm. Photography Victoria Tanto.
Detail of Maculato petit #1 by Solenne Jolivet. Silk and viscose yarns. Needlework creating a mix of painted silk, orange, and black yarns. 29,7 cm x 21 cm. Photography Victoria Tanto.
Maculato petit #1 by Solenne Jolivet. Silk and viscose yarns. Needlework creating a mix of painted silk, orange, and black yarns. 29,7 cm x 21 cm. Photography Victoria Tanto.

About Maculato petit #1

The “Maculato” and “Stampa” series were developed from the experience of Solenne Jolivet in a one-month residency at the Textile Center in Blonduos, Iceland. “I wanted to evoke the stones, subtlety, and the contrast of the landscapes I saw during my escapes in the northern fjords and in Myvatn, a very active geothermal region. There you can feel how the earth is alive! I’ve never used orange color before this experience and I feel like I haven’t finished interpreting the visions I had during this experience.” Solenne Jolivet

Solenne aims to develop a non-figurative embroidery, where the thread is the only creator of the effects generated. Nothing is shining. Nothing is decoration. Everything is an evocation of an engraving or a painting, a hint of pastel or watercolor. Solenne draws her inspiration from nature and its color palette. Discovering new landscapes allows her to sharpen her perception of textures and shades.” Michelangelo Foundation