Alexandra Kehayoglou Hand-Tufts Carpeted Landscapes
Using scraps leftover thread from her family’s carpet factory located in Buenos Aires, artist Alexandra Kehayoglou produces handmade wool rugs that mimic natural textures like moss, water, trees, and pastures.
Each carpet Kehayoglou creates is hand-tufted in her studio, made of materials retrieved from the factory El Espartano. The artist collects the materials and takes them as her prime medium, transforming an entire room into a lush meadow dotted with pools of water and tufts of grass. Some of her works even function as tapestry, flowing from walls to floor, or work as covers for chairs or stools. All themes of her art work are related to nature, realizing immersive textile expanses of grasslands, paddocks and shelters that function as carpets. Every work Kehayoglou manufactures is unique in texture and pattern with a selected range that is derived from her family’s textile traditions. Her landscapes of sublime realities are so magical, Dries Van Noten commissioned her to to create a forest-like runway for his Spring 2015 show.