Involuntary Geometry was created as a part of the Fashion Art project by Cuban artist Jorge Perrugoria, and fashion designer Manu Fernandez. In creating the piece, Perrugoria was inspired by Gaudinian geometries attributed to Antoni Gaudi – who seamlessly merged concepts from nature and religion with mathematical elements, such as hyperbolic paraboloids in creating his masterpieces.
“Art is beauty, and beauty is the glitter of truth, without it there is no art. For the knowledge of the truth it is necessary to study things thoroughly. Beauty is life, and life is shown in the human figure by means of movement.”Antoni Gaudi
Fashion Art was created by Manuel Fernandez, it is a collaboration between visual artists and fashion designers in which their respective languages are combined to create a dress that is an authentic work of art. It is a project that is in constant evolution, where the fusion of Art and Fashion takes place in the eye of the spectator with the artists’ work taking center stage and the dress as the underlying canvas it is displayed on.
Perrugoria is an actor from Havana, Cuba who achieved stardom in 1993 with his feature film Strawberry and Chocolate directed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabío. Since then he has participated in more than sixty films, such as Che by Steven Soderbergh, Waiting List by Juan Carlos Tabío and Four Seasons in Havana. But his passion is not limited to cinema, in 2001, he presented his first painting exhibition titled “Si me pides el pesca’o te lo doy”, with pieces in Cuba, Spain, the US and Italy. He went on to enter the world of sculpture in 2006.
Manuel Fernández has worked in the world of fashion since 1983. His approach is avant-garde, with touches of idealism combined with a cosmopolitan flair, and he has always been committed to the internationalization of his designs. His designs are bold, daring, sensual, elegant and have a touch of humour.
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