The meaning of fabrics in the painting of Shawn Huckins

The fabrics of our clothing define the identity of the wearer. According to the artist Shawn Huckins, covering oneself means showing oneself to the world and at the same time hiding, in some cases protecting oneself, from the heat, cold and rain, but above all from the gaze of those around us.
The textures, as well as the patterns that we choose to wear, whether houndstooth, Paisley or Prince of Wales, define our mood and our identity, and that is why the artist based in South Hampshire has chosen to reinterpret the American painting tradition starting from the link between fabric and identity.

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