Jamie Priesz artworks are so good, they’re the chosen ones for an exclusive capsule collection with Ten Pieces. Jamie is our kinda guy (wait for his last answer below) and Lucy Hinckfuss of Ten Pieces knows how to pick ’em: “We wanted to collaborate with an artist that is conceptual and aesthetic,” Lucy said. “Jamie’s topics, colours and imagery are cool and fresh which lends itself to fashion. After chatting about the collaboration I really liked his positive energy. It’s great working with people who are industrious and open to new projects.” So freshhhh and so clean. We spoke to Jamie about the collaboration:
Why did you decide to lend your artworks to clothes?
“I have always had an appreciation for the fashion world and it seemed like a good mix. They’ve worked with many of my friends before and I’ve had positive feedback from all of them. Also seeing art become in a way functional and wearable is really exciting to me, it takes on a new life.”
What was the process? How did you pick which artworks to incorporate?
“The works are from my most recent solo show at jerico contemporary and the process was very organic, ten pieces and I had the exact same work in mind for the collaboration so it was another sign we were both on the same page.”
You recently showed your work at your exhibition Hold On… what is the difference seeing your work on a body as opposed to hanging in a gallery?
“I love the idea that the work comes alive and moves around. It is no longer static, the person wearing the garment becomes a vehicle for the work to travel but also my work becomes collaborative with the audience in a way. It becomes a way for people to express their own personal style, I love that idea.”
What would be your ultimate soundtrack to this collection?
“Pop crimes by Rowland S Howard.”
Would you ever design your own clothes…?
“I would love to! I think I would need a lot of help and guidance though.”
by Roxy Lola