LUKE HAYNES – Modern quilt

pendleton+labelLuke Haynes, new contemporary artist, He deals with the quilt. His subjects have evolved from geometric by the old primitive quilts in a new “paintings” quilt. I added him as folk artist because the quilt is definitely part of the traditions and even if he interprets it in a contemporary way, it’s still the same process. It could be the right collision between folk artist and modern design as we know it now.

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Subverting the traditional quilting form by integrating modern concepts, his art transforms the comfortably familiar into the visually evocative. Luke Haynes was born and raised across the American South. With a formal training in art and architecture at Cooper Union, New York, Haynes continues to experiment with quilting art while exploring art and architecture across the globe.

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A chance encounter with a box of fabric remnants sparked Mr. Haynes’ imagination. His first quilt, measuring 7′ x 10′, led him through years of experimentation and improvements over the years that he has been quilting.  Further honing his style, Mr. Haynes developed a system to piece manageable parts into a larger whole, applying a modern design sense to a familiar process. He uses reclaimed materials from the communities he works with in his projects to speak with the textile language of the area

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