Labyrinth (Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London)

Pendulum Soul marks the third collaboration of Art Rug Projects with Bea Bonafini. The work are exhibited at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, 6 October - 5 November, 2022, in London.

Italian artist Bea Bonafini’s interdisciplinary practice similarly draws on the language of mythology, oneiric visions and bodily experiences. For this exhibition she has created a handtufted work in which two hybrid, aqueous creatures swirl around one another, their shimmering, scaled bodies creating an almost infinite loop. The work was made using hand-dyed wool and bamboo silk in collaboration with artisans in the hand tufting technique which combines the ancient craft of weaving with modern day technology to create a kind of pixelated effect so that as you approach the work, the image appears to slowly dissolve.

Bea Bonafini (1990, Bonn, Germany) lives and works between London, Rome and Paris.