Sand has become one of the quintessential materials in Mastrangelo’s work. For this rug, he has transformed the movement and gesture of his sand paintings into a landscape of texture and pattern. This design is expertly tufted by skilled artisans.
Fernando Mastrangelo is a Brooklyn-based contemporary artist best known for his sculptures, furniture and large-scale wall works by using typically commonplace materials such as salt, coffee, sand, glass and cement. Mastrangelo has always been inspired by his surroundings – the people, the places and the politics. His works are intriguingly contradictory; both rugged and refined, durable and delicate, formal and functional. Mastrangelo took a conceptual approach to rug making in the Reverence edition for Edward Fields, bringing the same spirit of consideration in each grain of materials in Mastrangelo’s sculptural works.