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Digital jacquard woven works by Søren Krag…

Digital jacquard woven works by Søren Krag...
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As a part of Digital Weaving Norway’s “What’s on Your Loom” series, we feature the woven works of Norway-based artist Søren Krag. Krag produces work within a range of artistic disciplines, with a special focus on utilizing electronic and digital tools. He tells us more about his recent projects…

Works…

In this work as well as weaving, I seek to use the respective methods/medias ‘limitations’ as an aesthetic starting point. I am preoccupied with aesthetic ideas of symmetry and ornamentation, which have permeated the history of art(‘s and crafts), and which have wandered both historically and geographically between different civilizations and cultural regions. I perceive the woven tapestry as a three dimensional object and I prefer to present them as such- hanging in space with both sides visible. I often include other medias and ready-made equipment in my tapestry installations. By suspending from ceilings, attaching to floors, walls or other present architectural elements I find that the works establish a more compelling presence and integration with the surroundings.

Fáfnismál(Sigurd with the head of Reginn)

Digital painting. Jacquard handwoven piece, created on the TC2. (Two-sided)

Material: Wool.
Installation: Bungee cords
Size: 105×230 cm
Year of production: 2021

Photo credit: Søren Krag

Four fleet does at a gold valley

Digital painting. Jacquard woven piece, created on an industrial loom. (Two-sided)

Material: Wool.
Installation: Bungee cords
Size: 155×157
Year of production: 2020

Photo credit: Søren Krag

Nobody eats orange under a full moon. Blue fruits are fine

Digital painting. Jacquard woven piece, created on an industrial loom. (Two-sided)

Material: Wool
Installation: Bungee cords
Size: 230×166 cm
Year of production:  2020

Photo credit: Søren Krag

Untitled(Guilloché II)

Digital painting.  Jacquard woven piece, created on the TC2.

Material: Wool
Installation: Bungee cords, iron rods
Size:125x125x300 cm
Year of production:  2019

Photo credit: Søren Krag

 Enûma Eliš (I, II, III)

Digital painting. Jacquard woven pieces, created on an industrial loom. (Two-sided)

Material: Wool
Installation: Bungee cords, iron rods, rubber flooring.
Size: 300x300x300 cm(variable)
Year of production: 2018-2019

Photo credit: Jane Sverdrupsen

 Pallas Athena speaks winged word to Diomedes (ILLIAD V)

Digital painting. Jacquard handwoven piece, created on the TC2. (Two-sided)

Material: Wool
Installation: Bungee cords
Size: 105x110cm
Year of production:  2018

Photo credit: Søren Krag

About…

Søren Krag (b. 1987 in Silkeborg, Denmark) is based in Bergen, Norway. He has attended The Art Academy of Jutland (Aarhus), Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology (Bangalore) and graduated as an MFA from the The Art Academy in Bergen in 2019. Recent exhibitions include participation in ‘Artapestry6’ (Silkeborg), Statens Høstutstilling 2020 (Oslo). IV Textile and Contemporary Tapestry Triennial (Moscow). In 2020, Krag was awarded the Lumen price for technology: Nordic award, and was the winner of the 2020 Talente-Prize in textile. His work is represented in the collection of the The Art Museum in Sogn & Fjordane(Førde, Norway)

Links…

Website, Instagram

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