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Obsessive Thougths

with Unga for Varsi Art & Lab

A well-known Buddhist parable tells the story of two monks, one old, one young. They come to a river with a strong current, where they meet a young woman who is unable to get across alone and asks the monks for help. The monks live by a sacred vow to never touch women; yet the older monk goes to her aide, carrying her over the water to the other side. The two monks continue on their way, but the young monk can’t stop thinking about the fact the elder has broken his vow. Possessed by this thought, eventually, it gets the better of him until he can’t contain the question any longer: “Why did you carry that woman when we have taken a vow?” The elder replies. “I left her on the river bank.

Why are you still carrying her?”

Limited edition of 30, cast in Jesmonite and hand painted. PURCHASE IT HERE

 

Photographed by Gianluca Gasbarri

"Obsessive Thoughts" mask by Unga in collab with Alessia De Pasquale
"Obsessive Thoughts" mask by Unga in collab with Alessia De Pasquale
"Obsessive Thoughts" mask by Unga in collab with Alessia De Pasquale

Tufted rugs

 for HIN's book launch exhibition "Adam & Eve"

The wool tufted pieces are created for “Adam & Eve”, a solo exhibition by artist Hin. The weird, wacky and heady installation is based on the artist's book of the same name published in 2020 and offers Hin's satirical point of view on the trappings of contemporary life, humorous observations on class, race, social mobility, consumerism and the never-ending search for self improvement. 

Photographed by Giorgos Vitsaropoulos

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Hin book launch Adam & Eve,  Tufted artwork "Rich Snake" in collab with artist AlessiaDePasquale
Hin book launch show Adam & Eve,  Tufted artwork "Nature" in collab with artist Alessia De Pasquale

REPURPOSE

for M2P at Benaki Museum Athens

For this project the team of designers at M2P asked Alessia De Pasquale to reimagine their new screen printed fabric. The motif is inspired by traditional Greek embroideries of the Epirus region dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. The result is a unique serie of unusual vases.  A fabric case to turn plastic bottles into a vase.

Available in different shapes, sizes and colour. PURCHASE IT HERE

Photographed by Giorgos Vitsaropoulos 

REPURPOSE Vase by Alessia De Pasquale for MP2
REPURPOSE Vase by Alessia De Pasquale for MP2
REPURPOSE Vase at Benaki Museum Alessia De Pasquale in collab with M2P
REPURPOSE Vase by Alessia De Pasquale for MP2

Safe Troubles

with Broken Fingaz for Varsi Art & Lab

This collab with psychedelic art crew Broken Fingaz is a mini serie of handmade, single-edition denim jackets for "Safe Troubles" exhibition at Galleria Varsi in Rome.

PURCHASE IT HERE

Photographed by Gianluca Gasbarri

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"Safe Troubles" mini serie of custom denim jackets by Alessia De Pasquale in collab with Broken Fingaz for Varsi Art & Lab
"Safe Troubles" mini serie of custom denim jackets by Alessia De Pasquale in collab with Broken Fingaz for Varsi Art & Lab

Laka Masks

for Pakal

This mini series of handmade masks was created for artist Pakal. He creates his own world of tribes with fictional characters. These are the masks of the Laka tribe, nomadic people who believe in creativity as a path to transformation and reinvention - the viewer is lead to question the authority of sovereign knowledge, and follow their intuition.

Laka mask by Alessia De Pasquale in collab with Pakal
Laka mask by Alessia De Pasquale in collab with Pakal
Laka mask by Alessia De Pasquale in collab with Pakal

The steed & Costumes

for Pakal at Saatchi Gallery London

This installation has been created entirely by hand for “The Missing Museum”, a solo exhibition at Saatchi Gallery by artist Pakal. In a contemporary world of fake facts and believable fiction, the position of the museum has shifted. Museums used to be repositories of colonised objects asserting a prevailing institutional narrative. Now they have become sites of questioning and contemplation. Within the Missing Museum, these ideas of fact and fiction intertwine.A presentation of previously unseen art and artefacts provides an insight into the culture of the Laka tribe. These are the remnants of a nomadic people who believed in creativity as a path to transformation and reinvention. Viewers are led to question the authority and authenticity of what they see before them and relate it to their own lives.

 

Photographed by Bar Alon

"The steed" by artist Alessia De Pasquale in collab with artist Pakall for his solo show "The missing museum" at Saatchi Gallery London
"The steed" and Costume by artist Alessia De Pasquale in collab with artist Pakall for his solo show "The missing museum" at Saatchi Gallery London
Costume by artist Alessia De Pasquale in collab with artist Pakall for his solo show "The missing museum" at Saatchi Gallery London
"The steed" by artist Alessia De Pasquale in collab with artist Pakall for his solo show "The missing museum" at Saatchi Gallery London

Shmiracles

with Unga and Pakal for WA Green

Shmiracles is a new, one-off textile collaboration between Pakal and Unga. Though drawing on different aesthetic influences the two artists share a love of vibrant colours, humour and experimental design and folk art. Shmircales, a series of unique, hand-woven, original works on fabric, is the result of their collaboration.

Produced by ADP studio with Sai Alon.

Fabric artwork "Robster" by Unga and Pakal, produced by Alessia De Pasquale for exhibition Shmiracles at WA green London
Fabric Artwork "Zero Goal" by Unga and Pakal, produced by Alessia De Pasquale for exhibition Shmiracles at WA green London

Finga

with Broken Fingaz for Varsi Arte & Lab

“Finga” is a handmade ceramic sculpture created for exhibition “Reality Check” by psych-pop collective Broken Fingaz at Varsi Art & Lab. It comes in a screen printed wood box.

Limited edition of 10 per colour.

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Ceramic Fingaz collab by Alessia De Pasquale for Broken Fingaz at Varsi Art & Lab
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