The 'New Age' style which began in the 90's reached its apex, I think, at the end of the 20th century. Hopes for a new millenium inspired by Nature and Man as fundamental points of a new philosophy have permeated not only music but also figurative art of the end of the millenium. As a designer I posed myself the problem of how to represent this world, full of repetitive patterns that cover objects, landscapes, animals, living structures such as wood, leaves or clouds: textures on textures to infinity can be discovered everywhere. Every living thing is a source of inspiration and I have decided not to use colour but the images of nature themselves as if I were squeezing them from tubes of paint; pieces or fragments of nature, remounted also in an abstract and informal manner to perceive the essence beyond their scheme and function. The accompanying DVD reproduces all the designs in natural format, indicating the full development of the module and the textures are already set to be repeated to infinity in perfect alignment. Images ready for commercial use, suitable for the world of textiles, backgrounds for packaging, Internet sites or the layout of magazines and catalogues.
This is an infinite flow of ideas, directly from Nature.
Buy New Age Textures book by Vincenzo Sguera from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
(310mm x 240mm x 15mm)
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Author Biography - Vincenzo Sguera
Vincenzo Sguera has been at the cutting edge of the art and design world for more than 30 years.