Intricate 'Fabric Paintings' by Benjamin Shine

The chosen medium of British artist Benjamin Shine for his work is not typically used for paintings, but he does not make the usual "paintings" anyway.

The artist at work.

Instead of dabs of paint and brush strokes, Benjamin Shine “paints” with a massive sheet of tulle fabric which he carefully folds into place using a flat iron. While the finely netted tulle fabric is usually used for veils, gowns, and ballet tutus, Shine makes amazingly intricate portraits, installations, and abstract sketches with it.

According to Shine, this technique “aims to utilize the translucent qualities of the tulle fabric to generate various gradients, tones and textures.” By carefully and strategically folding, pleating, and layering the semi-transparent tulle, Shine is indeed able to create amazing monochromatic masterpieces with intricate details, textures, and hues. Another set of tulle works, which he calls “Flow,” also demonstrates this technique but leans more towards an abstract sketch effect.

Check out Benjamin Shine's Website to find out more about his tulle works!

All photos and information for this article were sourced from Benjamin Shine's Website and My Modern Met.

written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-01-21 in #lifestyle #benjamin-shine #tulle #portrait #installation #art #analogue-art #analogue-lifestyle

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