27 January 2011

Aseem Pereira Commission for QSL - Installed!

Artist Aseem Pereira has finished his beautiful series of woven artworks titled "Open Field"  for his commission with QSL facilitated by artisan 


Aseem Pereira’s commissioned artwork Open Field crosses the boundaries between art and craft with a large scale installation of hand woven recycled aluminum cans, for which each element will be individually hand crafted. Conceptually, the work reflects and connects us to the urban landscape in which we exist and contribute.

The elegant linear forms of the sugar cane stalks inspire the  eleven panels that create the artwork. Instead of a literal representation an abstract finished artwork has been realised. To conceptualize it as a landscape, the wall itself becomes the canvas or framework to support and expand relationships between the various areas involved in the make-up of QSL business and also the important regional partnerships. Integration is a point of departure for this commissioned artwork. The seemingly isolated parts of the work can be read as one creative expression incorporating the space that sustains it. A sense of integrity and balance for each individual panel has been achieved - essential to the visual composition and wholeness of this complex work.


This handmade, intricately and obsessively hand crafted artwork has employed recycled metal drinking cans in the form of meticulously cut thin metal strips. These stripes were then hand woven into a framework of copper weft threads. The finished artwork is entirely metallic with the intricate weaving process creating unique textures. The surprising use of materials and technique employed has resulted in a remarkable and highly ascetic outcome, which continues to hold the viewers interest as they walk through the space. The low relief patterns and textures invite the viewer to a move closer for a more intimate view of the work.

The techniques of weaving and recycling and revaluing metal have direct connections to Aseem Pereira’s cultural background. He was taught to weave with found materials in Brazil and employs these techniques regularly in his contemporary artworks. The weaving technique transforms our discarded waste and urban detritus into a conduit for inspiration.


A colour palette of yellow, black and silver is proposed. These colours are derived from elements of the landscapes that QSL has direct connections to, via its regional partnerships.

Below are some shots documenting the installation of his work and a very proud artist with the finished display!

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