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Patrizia Polese

Patrizia Polese Weaver
Contact
Italian, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+39 3288769413
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Weaving space and time together

  • • Patrizia uses weaving to convey her vision
  • • She creates unique 3D woven sculptures
  • • Her artworks go beyond functionality

Patrizia Polese encountered the world of weaving after years spent as a restorer, then she specialised in tapestries and rugs. From her workshop near Treviso in northern Italy, she creates unique pieces, both furnishings and artworks, such as three-dimensional woven sculptures and installations, using various kind of fibres and metals. In her in-depth research, she aims to convey the deep interconnections in nature: between humans, animals, plants, space and time. Patrizia regularly exhibits her work in Italy and abroad. She also collaborates with fashion and furniture design companies. She teaches Textile Design at the IUAV University in Venice and the art of using the loom both in schools and online.

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Works

  • ©Massimo Poldelmengo
  • ©Patrizia Polese
  • ©Patrizia Polese
  • ©Massimo Poldelmengo
  • ©Massimo Poldelmengo
Photo: ©Massimo Poldelmengo
Blue tree

This handwoven tapestry was crafted on a vertical loom. Patrizia Polese freely interprets an ancient technique creating a careful balance between empty and full spaces from Japanese inspiration. The play of shadows between the threads of the free warp creates very engaging and three-dimensional effects. The materials are personally dyed by Patrizia who assembles the yarns like a painter.

Height 120 cm
Width 110 cm

Patrizia Polese Weaver
Photo: ©Patrizia Polese
Effluvio

This handwoven tapestry is inspired by encounters in nature that emanate strong olfactory and visual emotions. The construction takes place in a three-dimensional frame built by Patrizia Polese for the work. Each yarn is specially dyed by Patrizia. The use of the imitation gold leaf creates movement and recalls the continuous transformation of nature.

Height 160 cm
Width 90 cm

Patrizia Polese Weaver
Photo: ©Patrizia Polese
Falling of meteorite

During Patrizia Polese’s study trip to Mexico she built this work using local materials, Sisal-hennequen fibre and nylon. This aerial textile sculpture creates a huge captivating scenographic effect.

Height 200 cm
Width 75 cm

Patrizia Polese Weaver
Photo: ©Massimo Poldelmengo
Earthly desires..... transform everything

This handwoven tapestry of a tree was crafted on a vertical loom. Patrizia Polese freely interprets and ancient technique to create a careful balance between empty and full spaces from Japanese inspiration. The play of shadows between the threads of the free warp creates very engaging three-dimensional effects. The materials are personally dyed by the Patrizia who assembles the yarns like a painter.

Height 150 cm
Width 130 cm

Patrizia Polese Weaver
Photo: ©Massimo Poldelmengo
Just pure air and water

This tapestry of a seascape was handwoven on a vertical loom using traditional tapestry techniques freely reinterpreted through flat and three-dimensional weaving. The threads are hand dyed by Patrizia Polese to create shades and chiaroscuro for a poetic effect.

Height 120 cm
Width 130 cm

Patrizia Polese Weaver

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