Flowers was created for the Fashion Art project by Argentinian painter Carlos Gorriarena, and fashion designer Manu Fernandez. Gorriarena’s work stands out in this piece, true to his style, in its expressive force and critical realism, its denouncing attitude and biting imprint.
Gorriarena seeks to highlight the relationships between people in a manner where thhis work takes precedence over any other form of exchange, preserving an ambiguity between attraction and repulsion, between love and hate.
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.
Carlos Gorriarena was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and trained at the National School of Fine Arts. He was a master of color, known for his fiery palette and dedicated his work for many decades to illustrating power in all its forms: political, social, artistic. A constant of his painting was his ability to capture reality from a unique, skeptical viewpoint. He participated in over 200 group exhibitions, and received numerous recognitions for his work during his life, including the Grand Prize of Honor at the National Salon, the highest distinction in the visual arts, and a Guggenheim Scholarship.
Great art critics praised his work, saying that it was “Created with a sensitivity that does not come from one who seeks external perfection, but by one who boldly combines forms and color in order to defend the ideological foundation that guides his art.”
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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