Upcycled Shirts, Resin, Nylon Fibres, Acrylic and Sodium Crystals
Size US: 36 x 16 x 10 in
Size EU: 92 x 41 x 26 cm
Contemporary painter and sculptor Noah Kashiani is a provocateur of style and taste. Kashiani utilizes a gem-encrusted fossilization process to stiffen second-hand fabric and clothing pieces, creating unique rigid sculptures from once malleable objects. The result is crystal-covered hybrids of human-made objects and what appears to be a natural mineral-esque coating. The up-cycled materials are reinvented as lavish objects, a testament to high fashion, with natural hues produced from the crystallization of chemicals. The process of growing crystals makes the objects appear as if they have withstood the test of time.
Kashiani’s elegant sculptures exhibit surreal effects, as they appear both fluid and rigid, ancient and contemporary on account of the stunning deployment of sparkling minerals over a cluster of discarded objects made anew.