Bringing In The Order and The Chaos
Interest in Patterned Art
Pattern Art, personally speaking, is always something that appears so intriguing and presents a WOW factor by how it is presented. From the tiny details to the complimentary collaboration of colours, patterns are often surprising.
As someone who creates fake merchandising / souvenir props for short films / corporate videography and finding packaging layouts so interesting, it was also easy to be excited by art prints, wallpaper/gift wrapping paper, along with cards with special creative and quirky artwork on them.
Why The Interest in Patterns?
It's a very interesting art form...patterns. Seen on clothes, wallpapers and packaging, it brings a vibrant and eye-catching look which is not often seen. Due to the abundance of the pattern, it draws the viewer in, to give them a chance to study and explore the design.
Personally, a lot of time is spent looking deeply into patterns, both intrigued by the detail, not wanting to miss anything and for some, making sure there are no mistakes and that they are seamless.
Greatest influences and inspirations in this art style consists of artists like Lucienne Day, Lisa Call and Gustav Klimt.
The Art. The Style. The Inspiration.
The patterned artwork designs are often inspired by other cultures, such as the Mandala designs (as seen on the left). When visiting the wonderful country in India, (Blog Post Coming Soon) it was hard to ignore all of the gorgeously patterned Mandala artwork that were on the walls, presented as tattoos, painted on the cars and even the auto rickshaws (Tuk Tuks).
Due to this, inspiration struck to start crafting Mandala designs and since then branched out to different and other unique patterns. Tartan is an example of branching out, of course when traipsing across Scotland. However, although most of these designs are culture related, it is not just these wonderful art styles that work their way in as inspiration. It is also the sights, the history and the icons of these countries, that are placed in the patterned designs.
Order and Chaos
As can be seen, not all of the artwork produced are linked to cultures, there are also artwork that are often portraying objects that we see in the normal everyday life, but presented in a fashionable and fun way.
It is often considered aesthetically pleasing for people to see a smooth neat patterned system, which are often seen in the likes of tile work, bricks on a wall or a freshly neat cut garden lawn etc.
The use of uniformed patterns is very therapeutic, whilst also traditionally it was considered a 'masterful skill' when the repeat tile effect was executed well and properly. Whilst in modern industry standards today, the tile effect can be created digitally no problem with up-to-date technology,
it is quite rare to see the traditional making of patterns now-a-days.
It is pleasant to see a neat organised sense of order, often described as therapeutic, but when presenting something in the middle of it, that causes disruption in that relaxing uniformed pattern, it is enough to cause chaos, sparking the tiny form of OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) that seem to exist deep down in everyone, not just the individuals who are affected greatly by the condition.
Please keep checking back, as new designs will be shared here every so often.