We’ve been amazed at the kind of stuff our partner artists do. At the designs and forms they visualise. And how they then craft and bring them alive. To create stunning work. And with the most unusual and challenging raw material.
Which is why we chose to take a closer look at Acrylic.
As per Wikipedia – the term “acrylic” is used to describe a clear, glass-like plastic known as poly(methyl) methacrylate (PMMA). It has properties that make it an excellent substitute for glass.
Which reminds us of a thoughtful friend whose mountain cottage is located above a large open space used as a cricket ground in the mornings and a soccer field in the evenings by local village boys. He has installed window panels made of acrylic for obvious reasons !
A unique property of acrylic sheets is its ability to be shaped. Acrylic structures can also be made with no seams, as chemical welding t actually “melts” seams into one piece of solid material making them invisible. Nowhere else is this more clearly visible ( pun intended ) than in the work of our partner-artist Hari Kara. Formally trained in Product Design and having worked extensively with some of the best known global brands – Hari’s work is all about creating dynamic forms created with acrylic to create interesting light patterns. His work and its effect looks different from every angle.
Another extremely extensive body of work using acrylic has been created using acrylic paint ! Extremely attractive, acrylic-based paints are perfect for painting on canvas, clothes, earthenware and more. Acrylic paints are water-soluble, but become water-resistant when dry. Depending on how much the paint is diluted with water, or modified with acrylic gels, media, or pastes, the finished acrylic painting can resemble a watercolour or an oil painting. It then showcases its own unique characteristics which are not attainable with other media. We have a huge selection of art created with acrylic based colours for you to view and marvel at. Including some fabulous Trunk Art created by Decor StoreY.
A wonderful surprise is the creation of acrylic fabric – using acrylic fibre ! It is environmentally friendly and an excellent substitute for wool – while being exceptionally soft and lightweight. Our friends at Khumanthemare creating high quality, one of a kind, statement apparel pieces inspired the beautiful and ancient handloom weaves of the North-East of India – specifically of Manipur.
Working with acrylic fabric – their R & D team carefully plans and designs each piece which is then woven by local artisans and fashioned into well-fitted, stylish outfits that would not look out of place on the international stage.
And last but not least. We have a fabulous range of quirky, statement accessories from Crimson. We call them Wearable Acrylic !
We’re pretty thrilled to discover the awesome world of “ All Things Acrylic” on WorldArtCommunity ! Check out these gorgeous goodies now ! And be amazed !