Matthew Branciforte, textile artist based in Oakland, California.
The mark of an event - something happened here.
Forms encased in fabric record the aftermath of a body: spilling, pouring, and dripping. Dye cascades ambiguously up the wall and pools onto the floor holding the tension between powerful flows of spontaneous emotion and precise formal control.
The performative nature of installation invites one to walk around, to look behind, and to engage with the work sculpturally and emotionally. The physical scale heightens the viewer’s relationship to space and one’s own body.
©2019 Matthew Branciforte Textiles