The painter and sculpter Heather Chontos works impulsively and spontaneously. Her movements are powerful. Her graphic compositions combine dynamism, intense colors and organic forms. She feels the world with strength and devotes an unconditional love to light.
To paint, the artist turns objects away from their original use and applies paint with old credit cards, pieces of broken glass or simply draws and scratches the surface of the canvas with the paint tube itself. These materials allow her to draw long penetrating lines as well as large fields of saturated color. She applies her paint to thick, vintage canvases, which she particularly appreciates for their touch and material effect.
La Toile du Peintre is Heather Chontos' third design published by Pierre Frey
La Toile du Peintre is the perfect illustration of the artist's work. Pierre Frey's design studio was impressed by the artist's work and has endeavored to preserve the original spirit of this monumental work.
The drawing is printed on a thick linen with a heavy fall as well as on a taut and textured textile canvas giving the illusion of a real painting. Worked in semi-combed wool and vegetable silk, the shapes and colors are aise transcribed onto a hand-tufted carpet with finesse and expressiveness.
"l loved the way Patrick Frey and his team trusted me without ever influencing me and I am very impressed by the result. I feel like I painted on these fabrics and wallpapers myself."
Says Heather Chontos, fascinated by seeing her work came to life in a different way.
By reinterpreting the work of artists in fabric, wallpaper or carpet in close collaboration with them, Pierre Frey's design studio projects us towards another vision of art.