Aneta Dvořáková, a student from UMPRUM’s Studio of Textile Design, has won the Young Creations Award at the international textiles trade fair Heimtextil in Frankfurt. She was awarded for her project The Ripping in the Upcycling category.
Held for the fifth time this year, the Young Creations Award is an international competition for students and graduates of design and interior architecture as well as established young interior designers. The theme for this year’s competition – Upcycling – explores ways of transforming old and useless objects into new quality products. From 21 finalists, the jury gave awards to 5 contestants in various categories.
The Ripping by Aneta Dvořáková delves into how the essence of painting is realised through the canvas. The project looks at the act of decomposing a painting and reconstituting it from its smallest possible units. Taking the remains of an original painting, weft yarns were re-woven to create a completely new piece of art with its own magical spirit.
Evaluating the work, the jury remarked: “The Ripping, in creating new art from old art, is inspired by the artist’s great love for detail. The jury was impressed with how The Ripping shows how recycling can be used in industry as well as in art, and with how the work was carried off in an almost meditative way. The artist clearly put a lot of effort, time, passion and love into her work and she is more than deserving of this award!”
As well as taking part in the Young Creations Award, the Textile Design Studio (led by Jitka Škopová) also presented individual exhibitions at Heimtextil on Textile Architecture, Modern Nomads, Alternative Housing, and Ecology.
Competition entries were exhibited from 10th January to 13th January 2017
Venue: Messe Frankfurt GmbH, Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, Frankfurt – Hall 4.2, Stand C92, Heimtextil Campus