Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Tech-tile: Stephen Bottomley

We visited Hove Museum the other day to see Tech-tile, an exhibition of the work of Stephen Bottomley inspired by and in homage to the work of Mario Fortuny, the Venetian artist who at the turn of the Twentieth Century brought together past and present, modern and medieval, designs and technologies.

Stephen Bottomley uses traditional craft skills combined with cutting-edge computer design tools to produce his work inspired by the geometric orientalism of Fortuny.

Bottomley says ‘My work plays on the inherent differences of two arenas - one the product of our time, the other the tradition of our discipline. Where these two worlds interweave is a new territory that stimulates ideas and imaginations.’

Tech-tile: Stephen Bottomley, is at Hove Museum & Art Gallery, 12 July to 12 October 2008.

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