"The First Layer"

‘Lab O’ is a laboratory where recreations of canvases from paintings of the Great Masters from the XVI th and XVII th century are woven on hand looms.

Looking at an oil painting on canvas in a museum, our focus is on the image, the colours, the size and the frame around it.
Rarely we notice that the ‘First Layer’ is a woven cloth that can have its own texture.

In this exhibition you find recreations of the canvases that El Greco and Diego Velazquez used for their paintings. Included are contemporaneous experiences by Marta Pokojowczyk on these canvases: ‘INTERFERENCES’.

Stacja Odemira. Atelier tkackie. Laboratorium ręcznie tkanych kanw. Ruszyły przygotowania do listopadowej wystawy w Sines. Alentejo Alentejo... 
Odemira stop. Helena Loermans Handwoven Textiles Atelier, Laboratory for Handwoven Canvas. We have just started a preparation for the upcoming exhibition in Sines.