- Title: Artist creates energy and art with fabric
- Date: 26th July 2017
- Summary: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (JULY 25, 2017) (REUTERS) SHINE'S NAME AND EXHIBIT TITLE ON STORE WINDOW VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WALKING BY LOOKING AT WINDOWS (SOUNDBITE) (English) BENJAMIN SHINE, ARTIST, SAYING: (ON THE REACTION TO HIS EXHIBIT) "There's been so many reactions of people saying that people are actually, you know, taking the time to look at the work and I guess see it at art more than sort of just a window display of some sort. That's been really lovely."
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- Keywords: Tulle art fabric British store windows Bergdorf Benjamin Shine New York
- Location: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- City: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Human Interest / Brights / Odd News
- Reuters ID: LVA0036RCQTLL
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- Story Text:Armed with nothing but an iron, tulle and sometimes thread, Benjamin Shine is creating what he calls spiritual art.
The British born artist creates anything from portraits to landscapes using a single piece of tulle with the goal to inspire a moment of self-reflection.
Shine, who is on a three month residency in New York, started the technique in 2008 by accident after noticing the light and shade on a piece of fabric he was using to design clothes. Since then the Central St Martins in London graduate learned how to perfect his technique with either an iron or invisible thread to create each piece. Depending on size and complexity, each piece takes roughly 50 to 100 hours to complete.
Over the past ten years, Shine has worked with fashion houses including John Galliano and Givenchy and numerous museums.
Currently Shine has a five piece exhibition titled "Seeing Through The Material" in the windows of New York department store, Bergdorf Goodman. The exhibition will conclude on August 3.
While in New York, Shine will also create works for three to four venues.
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