ABOUT THE ARTIST
Arthur Lanyon is a British artist born in Leicester, England in 1985. Receiving his BA in Fine Art from Cardiff School of Art and Design, Lanyon now carries out his practice from his studio based near Penzance, Cornwall.
Lanyon focuses primarily on painting, creating multi-scale pieces consisting of figurative motifs and gestural marks. Commenting on his early memories of drawing, Lanyon writes that these were often ‘abstract essences of what I knew rather than realistic depictions of what I saw.’ He goes on to explain that he would then title these works with absolute certainty, despite the abstracted drawings distorting any sense of reality or recognition.
Despite his distinctive painting style, Lanyon refrains from stylistically labelling his artistic approach: 'I prefer to let the work do the talking. I’m constantly figuring out in my head and trying to verbalise my work,' states Lanyon.
Working in collaboration with Arthur Lanyon, Knots Rugs set out to create two interpretations of Lanyon's dynamic paintings. The translation of textural brushstrokes and tonal variation within the original artwork required the producers to use a vast array of yarns in order to capture every nuance within Lanyon's painting. Upon seeing the completed rug, Lanyon stated that he was 'absolutely blown away [by the rug]... amazing! So much complexity and detail. The quality is astounding.' Comprised of decadent silk and wool yarns, the true essence of the original piece has been successfully captured by the weavers in Nepal whose artisan skill honour Lanyon's artistic vision.
A rich and complex interpretation of an original painting by the St Ives artist Arthur Lanyon, Blue Fin is an art inspired rug with a modernist feel. The artwork boasts a playful energy with sporadic brushstrokes and abstracted shapes. Muted tones form the foundations of the piece, with the occasional presence of blue hues contrasting against the overall monochromatic colour palette. Silks and wools work together to articulate the original paint strokes, adding another level of dimension to the contemporary artist rug.
'BELL & CHIME'
Rich in texture and exquisitely designed, this stunning modernist carpet has been designed by St Ives based abstract Artist Arthur Lanyon.
The rug possesses a sense of vibrancy and playfulness, capturing the whimsical originality of Lanyon's original piece. Blocked out abstracted forms contrast against an array of sweeping colours formed within the background. Painterly strokes and bold graphic marks are encapsulated by the weaver who uses 46 colours to capture the nuances of Lanyon's original artwork.
A rich and complex interpretation of an original painting by St Ives based abstract Artist Arthur Lanyon, Blue Fin is an art inspired rug. Made in a 200 knot quality, this exquisite Limited Edition carpet is a true masterpiece of design, the definition of ‘Your Floor Is The Canvas’.
'BELL & CHIME'
Rich in texture and exquisitely designed, this stunning modernist carpet has been designed by St Ives based abstract Artist Arthur Lanyon. Made up of 46 colours, conveying a sense of vibrant movement and playfulness. "If you are making noise, working with and against something at the same time, there is always going to be an energy there."