Mittwoch, 19. September 2012
DESIGN / studio bertjan pot
Masks are a very mystical and strange medium. They have been used since antiquity for both ceremonial and practical purposes. They covering to hide or guard the face and moreover, they are usually an expression of the particular culture. Throughout the world masks are used for their expressive power as a feature of masked performance - both ritually and in various theatre traditions. Ritual masks occur throughout the world, and although they tend to share many characteristics, highly distinctive forms have developed.
The masks of Studio Bertjan Pot based in Schiedam, The Netherlands remind a little bit to traditional african masks. Some where strange and a little bit scary, others are colourful, simple and just beautiful. Bertjan use simple graphic elements, bright colours and strong contrasts to create an image, which is different from all the others. His on a a seeing machine created masks moved on a border between fashion and a rich tradition in magical or religious cultures. The perfect combination of ethno and modern.
Bertjan Pot graduated in 1998 from the Design Academy Eindhoven (NL), department Man and Identity. In this department with head of department Ulf Moritz he discovered his fascination for textiles. Bertjan Pot, Vladi Rapaport and Marjolein Fase are the members of Studio Bertjan Pot and create a lot of beautiful interior products. Check out their amazing portfolio here.
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