The basic texture of woven fabric is produced by the repeated intersection of threads which run in two different directions. Dutch artist Willem de Rooij (*1969) has taken this structural polarity as a starting point for an investigation of abstract concepts such as opposition, contrast, transition, and nuance. In his solo exhibition Untilted at the Kunstverein Munich, he shows a small number of monumental hand-woven tapestries. Explored in these works is a range of variations: a gradual transition from silver to gold (‘Vertigo’s Doll’, 2010) or a slow evolution from one quality of black into another (‘Black to Black’, 2011).
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