Andreas Kanellopoulos is a textile artist formed in fine arts, fashion, costume design and embroidery. On his fabric «canvas», embroidery design, textile manipulation, experimental techniques and unexpected materials come together in the intricate works of a master embroiderer whose creative expression grew out and above craft to become signature art.
His inspiration comes from raw materials: A single paillette, some sponge fresh out of the sea, a tiny industrial piece, anything can trigger his imagination. When the textile comes in contact with the material, a dialogue starts between the two, and embarks him on a composition that almost always defies any preconceived pattern and takes a life of its own, in a process which resembles automatic drawing.
His pieces are all one-of-a-kind; the style of his work, whether that is organic-inspired or pure minimalist, is characterized by a constant inherent quest of elegance and a fascination for the utter beauty of the Aesthetics.