Beatrice Carlson is a French interdisciplinary artist with a fashion design diploma (golden needle - France). After 10 years of corporate apparel design in New Zealand and Australia, she decides to focus exclusively on her art practice in 2015.
Visual Art (2006-2020)
Perspex: allows to work in large scale with striking colours. Themes are recurrent: fashion, Aotearoa and France, the female body as a canvas.
From 2010, 10 times finalist of the World of WearableArt Awards, with garment mainly in Perspex.
Carlson’s practice is as non-toxic as possible: solarplate etchings and dry point on Perspex leftovers.
Every artwork or piece is always interactive and evolves through time and medium:
From a garment, Carlson creates an Etching.
From a piece, she creates an artwork, a digital print used on a garment.
All those creations influence the style of her jewellery, the way she makes, the choice of material:
She uses printmaking tools to emboss Sterling Silver instead of acid.
She creates texture, depth she explored in fashion, Nature and Life.
She uses Sterling Silver and also pieces found during walks all over New Zealand.
Her practice is as non-toxic as it can be, sourcing very ethically her material; sustainability and environmentalism are key.
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