The International Contemporary Art Exhibition at Habu Harbor,Izu-Oshima,Tokyo,Art Islands in Tokyo.
 

Denis BRUN

 
The International Contemporary Art Exhibition at Habu Harbor,Izu-Oshima,Tokyo,Art Islands in Tokyo.
     
     
Denis BRUN - The International Contemporary Art Exhibition at Habu Harbor,Izu-Oshima,Tokyo,Art Islands in Tokyo.   Denis BRUN - The International Contemporary Art Exhibition at Habu Harbor,Izu-Oshima,Tokyo,Art Islands in Tokyo.
     
     
     
Denis BRUN - The International Contemporary Art Exhibition at Habu Harbor,Izu-Oshima,Tokyo,Art Islands in Tokyo.   Denis BRUN - The International Contemporary Art Exhibition at Habu Harbor,Izu-Oshima,Tokyo,Art Islands in Tokyo.
     
 

My esquisse proposal will be to draw (with marker or ink with brush) dress patterns on a big sheet of white paper.
Then I will use the 4 different partterns of the  dress to draw on them with brush, ink and markers. 

I will draw a dead spider on a hand, front and back and upside down.

Why ? 

Because in 2016 when I participate to Tokyo Art Island Festival, I did a picture with a big dead spider in my hand, and I love that picture. 
It's a great memory from that time. 
Also, I love spiders (alive of course) but I am really afraid to touch them.
But touching a dead one was the first step to accept fear then going through it (I'm still afraid but really less and less).

I have a fake big spider in plastic, so I will use it as a model for the drawing session.

So, if I can draw that "dead spider in my hand" on a dress, I'll transform also the "fear acceptance" concept into someting totally different, fun-tragic, ridiculous, out of subject, surrealistic, dadaïst.

The important thing to know is that I'M NOT A GOOD DRAWER so that exercise for me will be quite difficult.

Then when I'll have finished to draw the "spider on my hand" on the parts of the dress, I will hand-sew the dress and take it in photography, front and back.

ORIGINS OF MY WORK ON DRESSES

Since 1998, I hand-sew the same model of dress (chasuble, size 42). Only the hems of the 8 different parts of the dress are sewn on the sewing machine. 
I created about 70 dresses based on the same pattern, and 3 other «remix-versions» of second-hand dresses.

It’s my own reflexion about the possibilities of evolution of a garment :  each time you create it, you change one thing (the textile, the front lenght, the back lengh, you add long sleeves, a hoodie, etc...) then, from the same shape you create a range of possibilities. I considere that work as experimental fashion/low-couture/ sculpture/contemporary art

I really like Martin Margiella, Hussein Chalayan and Walter Van Beirendonck as well as Jeremy Schott or Alexander Mc Queen. 
I think about them when I sew, but my job as a visual artist, remains very simple and basic. It is more oriented towards the search for harmony engendered by the repetition and substitution of the tissues eternally linked to a single matrix.

 
Denis BRUN
 
www.denisbrun.com