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.magda sayeg.

textile artist

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"My passion is with the material: I love displacing hand made, mostly woven, material in environments where it seemingly doesn’t belong… only to discover that they can coexist quite harmoniously. I understand the limitations of this medium intimately, and I continue to challenge it. There is a transformation that occurs when I cover an inanimate object with soft hand made material. This interaction changes the object without taking away its identity or paralyzing its original function. It is this unplanned arrangement of the material that makes these objects come to life, become sculptural and even redefine or reinterpret a space."

Considered the founder of Guerrilla Knitting, Magda’s 11 year body of work includes the widely recognized knitted/crocheted covered bus in Mexico City, a solo exhibit in Rome, large scale installations around the world including commissions and collaborations with companies such as Commes Des Garcon, Absolut Vodka, Mini Cooper, Gap, etc.