Aurélie Hoegy’s Surging Rattan Forms Oscillate Between Interior Design and Sculpture — Colossal
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Aurélie Hoegy’s Surging Rattan Forms Oscillate Between Interior Design and Sculpture — Colossal

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#Aurélie Hoegy
#furniture
#nature
#rattan
#sculpture

February 10, 2024

Jackie Andres

“WILD FIBERS Tapestry.” Image © Gordon Spooner, shared with permission

Paris-based artist Aurélie HoegyHer dynamic rattan sculptural works expertly conjure a seamless vacillation of movement, material and environment. Each form is characterized by a constant ebb and flow, similar to the beguiling ocean wave dance. Wild FibersHoegy uses the material’s strength and malleability to create a series that invites a dialogue between the object and the gesture.

Hoegy, who grew up in the tropical rainforests of Indonesia, has always been fascinated with rattan. In a stroke, a residency on Bali led her to rediscover the fiber. She fell in love again with its qualities and immersed herself in the history of the fiber with the help of artisans. She explains:

I was fascinated by their gestures: they work using their entire body, including their feet. They dance with the fibre. It’s a refined piece of work, and they were delighted to pass on to me their know-how, which they know is under threat.

Models are created for each piece, regardless of whether it is a sofa, a chaise or a chair. Using a 3D printer, the artist approaches the feat by considering the material’s integrity. Hoegy explains, “I take into account both the natural and mechanical reactions of the fiber, letting it live and express itself. It is a collaboration!”Sumptuous forms are created, which undulate in life, capturing the dance between medium and body.

The artist is looking ahead to a busy and exciting year with upcoming shows in Texas and Mexico. Follow her InstagramView more work by her and check back for updates Website.

 

a cascading sculpture similarly formed to a wave, made from shaped rattan

Detail of “WILD FIBERS Tapestry.” Image © Gordon Spooner

Left: rattan sticks. Right: An undulating rattan chair

Left: Detail of rattan fibers, image © Gordon Spooner. Right: “WILD FIBERS Favorite,” image © Bruno Pellarin

a cascading sculpture similarly formed to a wave, made from shaped rattan. A woman crouches down next to it.

“WILD FIBERS Curves.” Image © Gordon Spooner

Woven and undulating rattan sticks

Detail of rattan braiding. Image © Bruno Pellarin

a cascading sculpture similarly formed to a wave, made from shaped rattan. It sits on the beach near the water.

“WILD FIBERS Hammock”

Woven and undulating rattan sticks

Detail of rattan braiding. Image © Gordon Spooner

Woven and undulating rattan sticks

Image © Gordon Spooner

The beginning of a rattan sculpture, taken in a studio.

#Aurélie Hoegy
#furniture
#nature
#rattan
#sculpture

 

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