Mixed media. Leather, jewels, beads, fine fabrics, wire, feathers, wood
New York, USA
Tiago Valente creates architectural, living and, sometimes, even wearable sculptures that capture the essence of intriguing creatures. Relevant projects include multi-sensory and interactive experiences, bringing art to unexpected public spaces, and contributing to its accessibility to every single viewer that may choose to be part of such encounters. With a diverse background in Performing Arts, Journalism and Fashion Design, the Artist draws from Anthropology and explores Sociological issues with his work. The theatrical magic in his creative universe is unveiled through a variety of mediums including wood, textiles, paper and often times, recycled materials. As modern times are leading more and more towards an inevitable digital era, his creative universe shifts to the encounter of both, handcraft techniques and the latest technology tools, centering his body of work at that exact point where both worlds converge.