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Guerra de la Paz: Re-Fabricating Fashion
by Rebecca Dimling Cochran


The two artists collectively known as Guerra de la Paz both began their careers as painters. Known today as sculptors who also create installations, they still maintain a connection with their history. While form and composition are important elements of their pieces, color takes precedence above all else. Vibrant and powerful, it is the linchpin that inspires and energizes the work. Surprisingly, the robust reds, pulsating yellows, and intense blues do not come from some kind of pigment but from discarded clothing. Over the past decade, Guerra de la Paz have developed a unique practice in which they assemble fabrics of various shades and textures to produce striking constructions whose conceptual and formal results are greater than the sum of their parts.

 


Tribute, 2002-ongoing. Found garments, dimensions variable.

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