For Sarah Espeute, the Mediterranean is at the heart of her creative medium: embroidery. It is in the imagery that adorns and flowers each of her unique pieces. In the soft and warm colors that remind us of the limestone rocks of the coast and the azure blue of the sea. In the light, so particular, captured by the lime walls of the architecture of the South.
The artist explores with sensitivity the historical and timeless Mediterranean in the field of decoration. Her minimalist embroideries poetically enliven simple everyday objects. Bunches of flowers enliven the cushions of a sofa, while the windows are adorned with curtains whose patterns of climbing roses evoke lush Italian gardens. The dining table is adorned with a linen tablecloth. A trompe-l’œil, a real Roman mosaic where flowers, bunches of grapes, and wine jars invite you to share a meal.
In this subtle game of timelessness, Sarah’s creations become eternal objects, “sensitive works” which, one thing leading to another, direct her to new media that she explores from every angle.
For her first Roman exhibition at LdG Art & Patrimoine, the designer will exhibit from September 18 to October 14 a series of furniture, paintings, and embroideries specially created for the event. A series of works that explore Italian art, its techniques and aesthetics, from the Renaissance to 20th century From marble to textile work, Sarah Espeute will nevertheless keep this common thread, this muse that has inspired her for so many years: the Mediterranean.
By Louise Conesa