HOT NEWS – OCTOBER 2018

My largest and most ambitious tapestry yet, a life-sized seated portrait of the artist and designer Marc Camille Chaimowicz, will be exhibited at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London’s Hyde Park from Tuesday October 2nd until Sunday January 6th.

It will form part of the ‘Passer-By’ Exhibition by Atelier E.B. (Beca Lipscombe and Lucy McKenzie), which takes the figure of the mannequin as its central theme and explores the historical development of retail display together with new works from invited artists and a new fashion collection, Jasperwear, by Atelier E.B. itself.

My tapestry of Marc Camille Chaimowicz measures 150 x 123 cm (5 ft x 4 ft 4 in) and took me sixteen months to weave. I had to work in the stairwell of my home, which was the only place with enough headroom for the loom.

The tapestry is not the traditional rectangular shape but is contoured to follow the outlines of the figure, the chair and the carpet in order to achieve a convincing three-dimensional effect.
Marc Camille Chaimowicz