Reimagined. Brand New Collection of Historical Portraits. Made by Agata Nowak. The portraits of Kings and Queens of England are reinterpreted in textiles and found objects. Created using vintage silks and linens with carefully sourced jewels. Truly unique pieces that are fun, tactile and highly decorative.
Agata Nowak is introducing a collection of historical portraits at Top Drawer CR204.
Inspired by classical portraiture, the portraits are made on board from recycled and vintage silks, linens and preloved accessories.
Her latest collection takes inspiration from Room One at the National Portrait Gallery in London, with particular interest in the Hornby set of early Kings and Queens.
In her portrait collages, Agata reinterprets her subjects by dressing them in vintage and recycled silks, linens, fur and doilies. The fabrics and jewels are carefully hand stitched. Noses are made from parts of a giant allium which Agata grows in her garden.
Agata’s recreated portraits are full of character and humour. Fresh and unusual, they would feel at home in any environment - from a cosy living room wall, to a child's bedroom or a hotel lobby.
Agata previous work captures the fragility of older generations. Entitled Old and Bold, the portraits were inspired by her neighbour. Almost minimalistic in execution, Agata used worn fabrics in some cases glasses to add a real sense of character.
Agata has a degree in Ceramic Design from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. She lives with her family in South Croydon.
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