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On Saturday 27 April at Drawing Room we were joined by fashion designer Kinder Aggugini and fashion illustrator & artist Julie Verhoeven.
They both talked us through their tops picks from Drawing Biennial 2013. Julie picked Anthea Hamilton, Ciara Phillips, Renee So, Georgina Starr, Jennet Thomas and Markus Vater and Kinder's were Ed Atkins, Tonico Lemos Auad, Kate Davis, David Haines, Rachel Howard, Tobias Rehberger, Georgina Starr and Julie Verhoeven
"I look for art that has a craft and an ability to move the soul. I have selected work that has a beautiful hand, that is drawn really well or draws something from me that when I look at it, it moves me. The difficulty was I chose 48 pieces, narrowed down to 18, then 8, then back up to 10, then 8 " Kinder Aggugini talking about how he made his selection
Kinder Aggugini is an Italian fashion designer who came to London in mid 1980s. He studied at St Martins Art & Design. First working on Saville Row he went on to work for John Galliano, Vivienne Westwood and Paul Smith, before relocating overseas to design at some of the world’s most prestigious luxury houses, Versace, Calvin Klein and Costume National, as ghost designer. In 2008, Kinder stepped into the spotlight with his first own name collection – which was exclusively stocked at Dover Street Market. His interest is in fabrics- and his designs often use a dye-dipping technique that produces shadow and light on simple structured clothes.
Julie Verhoeven has worked in numerous ways across fashion and design, from illustration to creative direction and design consultancy and her love of drawing is always at the heart of her work. She studied fashion at Kent Institute of Art & Design. graduating in 1987, and began her career as first design assistant to John Galliano. As an artist she has shown extensively recent exhibitions include; 'Outragous Fortune', The Hayward Gallery Touring exhibition, House of Voltaire, Studio Voltaire and 'Birdseye', British Film Institute. Recently the Victoria & Albert Museum has acquired a large body of work spanning 20 years of Verhoeven’s practice for their Prints and Drawings Archive.
Browse other works in Drawing Biennial 2013 here
Image albums of Kinder and Verhoeven selections here on our facebook page
Posted: Sat 27 Apr 2013