LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
A Craftsman, Designer and Artist who has a background in Bespoke shoe Industry and creating works that locate at the intersection between design and fine art.
Started career as a collector of antique shoes and always get great inspiration from a history of shoe designing and radically challenging possibilities of shoe design, both as a human engineered tool and conceptual sculpture by throwing questions to viewers and ask rethinking and debating “Is this shoe?” “What is shoe?”.
A Good design = Problem-solving + Fantasy
A creative Mind requires 2 different modes of thought,
One in which we spontaneously generate Original Idea/Fantasy.
Another in which we rationally scrutinize them to materialize into the reality.
A Good design should defy its definition and imagination obtained by viewers and a society.
Therefore, designers need to define and understand its fundamental roles and ideas on their product that built up by societies throughout a history.
Each detail has reasonable ground and culture of the past is a source of meaning in the present and the future, when it is presented critically and imaginatively.
Regarding to my discipline of shoe-designing, I define shoes as tools for Protection, Enhancement, Signifier, Fun & Preservation, these are main roles most of footwears can be explained within.
And core elements designers have to understand are Material, Technique, Structure, History, User experience & Vision for future to judge each design strength.
My creations are often inspired and designed after
Architecture/Product design especially Furniture, because shoes as an ergonomic
tool, require to support/resist against body weight and gravity and consider
experience& motions of walking, how protect feet from the environment, how
enhance physical performance, how wearer find fun in footwear etc
Exhibitions / Awards
2019.Nov.2-2020.Jan.26 Exhibition "Body Control" by Museum Arnhem, de Kerk, Arnhem, The Netherlands
2019.Oct.28-Nov.2 Exhibition of FASHIONCLASH Festival 2019 Showpieces, de Bijenkorf, Maastricht, The Netherlands
2018.Sep.15-25 Exhibition of ING Discerning Eye 2018, Mall Galleries, London, UK
2018.Jun The Best Accessory design award, Bilbao International Art & Fashion 2018, Bilbao,SPAIN
2018.Jun.14-17 Exhibition of Emerging Fashion of the Sixth Edition of BIAAF, Azkuna Zentroa, Bilbao, SPAIN
WHO I AM
Someone who is working on the intersection between Sculpture art and Shoe design.
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