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Urban Crochet Art

Olek is an crochet artist. The New York-based Pole started to crochet things for friends not long ago, went on to crochet urban environment (one of the most popular one is the purple Wall Street Bull) and since then became that famous, museums are offering to buy her entire installations! And although some would describe her works as grandma-style, there’s a certain idea behind the very conceptual urban crochet artworks, as she pointed out in the accidental interview Global Street Art did with Olek a few days ago…

Immediately, the naïve impression that Olek’s work is cute evaporates as she peers at you over her glasses. Her work is conceptual and much of it relates to the preservation of things that are fleeting in modern life. Olek has spent a lot of time crocheting snippets of conversation, text messages and emails, many from past lovers. Olek makes permanent representations of transient emotions, sharing them with viewers. (GSA)

Regarding yarn bombing and the nice woolen installations by Spidertag, Moneyless and Hottea, it seems that cotton becomes more and more popular as a tool for creating temporary urban art installations. Probably those oldish knitwear courses are going to become hyped again…

Urban Crochet Art
Urban Crochet Art

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