Press Statement

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This is a piece on inequality – specifically, between Eastern and Western Europe. It is greatly inspired by my personal experiences since moving to London two years ago.

Ć is a specific letter for the Balkans – regardless of where you live, your last name will most likely end with -ić. So does mine. It seemed like a perfect unification symbol for the politically opposing ex-Yu countries.

This piece made me question my own national identity – I never actually thought about it. I’m a Croatian-born Hungarian who never actually learned the language (Hungarian I mean). And UK has been my home for the past two years.

Pattern used is a simplification of patterns found in Croatian, Hungarian and generally Eastern European/ Slavic countries folk wear. I’ve used plywood because it has a very natural and organic appeal to it.

 

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