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Martin Margiela became a legendary designer by dealing with the human entire body as a kind of canvas for provocative, fantastic apparel. Now he’s cutting out the middleman and going straight to the canvas by itself, announcing that his artwork will now be solely represented by Antwerp-centered gallery Zeno X.
Due to the fact stepping down as inventive director of his namesake household in 2008, the Maison Margiela founder has been concentrating on art-producing, and will current his 1st-at any time assortment of artwork in a solo exhibition at Lafayette Anticipations throughout future month’s International Contemporary Artwork Truthful, or FAIC, in Paris.
“After several years, the human entire body as my only medium felt too slender and the process became suffocating,” Margiela stated in a exceptional assertion to Artnet. “I wanted a wider spectrum with whole independence in innovative expression, and rediscovered my roots as a younger boy in artwork faculty, having fun with pure creation with out boundaries. Currently I am proud to see my work recognized.”
The Belgian designer and artist has extended been a mysterious figure in the style environment, generally keeping away from from the public eye even all through his tenure at Maison Margiela, which has been below the innovative course of John Galliano considering that 2014. For all his affect, several photos even exist of him on the internet. “I realized I could give a lot more if I felt safeguarded,” Margiela stated himself in the aptly titled documentary Martin Margiela: In His Very own Words, which was produced past calendar year. Unquestionably, his tendency to “give more” will also implement to his artwork: the future show, which will function more than 40 beforehand unseen operates, will span mediums, from painting and sculpture to movie and installation.