Art Collection Curated by Indiewalls
Brit Kleinman approaches her art practice with an insatiable curiosity for learning and an unwavering passion for experimentation. Fearlessly embracing new possibilities, she continuously challenges the limitations of the materials she works with. Brit believes that our experience of a space is profoundly influenced by its architecture, objects, and materials. Leveraging these elements in her work, she aims to activate the viewer's senses, creating a heightened presence within their environment.
Currently as the founder and creative director of AVO, a notable art and design studio based in New York, Brit has established herself as a prominent figure in the industry. Since its inception in 2014, AVO has become synonymous with exceptional hand-dyed leather, rugs, upholstery, weavings, and art installations. AVO excels in designing and crafting pieces for residential and commercial projects, ranging from intricate objects to bespoke site-specific commissions. The studio's work has garnered widespread recognition from prestigious publications including The New York Times, Vogue, Architectural Digest, Surface, and Business of Home.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Brit was surrounded by art from a young age. She honed her skills studying industrial design at RISD and designing for companies such as Casper, Shinola, Jack Spade, Timberland, DSNY and Samsonite. With over fifteen years of experience in the field, Brit brings a wide breadth of knowledge to her artistic practice, consistently collaborating with clients who seek innovative ideas for their spaces.
Wrapped in a nest-like aura, this artwork transforms as you explore it from all perspectives. A vibrant exterior gives way to striking transparency inviting sunlight to cascade within. Its woven form symbolizes the technology and systems binding us together, while celebrating the physical spaces where intertwined memories are forged. Engaging from afar with rhythmic patterns over the steel structure, up close it unveils intricately hand-woven ropes undergoing a color transition across floors. This signifies the passage of time and the evolution of ideas. Beyond an art piece, it's a tribute to this historic textile building, bridging past technologies with the present.
This artwork was conceived by artist Brit Kleinman and meticulously crafted by her and her dedicated team at AVO. Bringing such a creation to life requires collaborative effort, detailed planning, and a significant amount of time. Each rope is constructed by hand over several months with every knot intricately tied one at a time, devoid of any machinery. Among the ropes, six distinct weaves are incorporated, each designed to seamlessly fit within the serrated edges of the steel structure.
The artwork's subtle ombré effect is achieved through carefully designed yarn-dyed cording and hand dyed leather cuffs. These cuffs serve a dual purpose, acting as both a vital structural component securing the ropes to the framework, while also forming the undulating patterns that gracefully weave in and out.