Artist Gabriel Dawe uses colorful threads to create site-specific installations that explore the connection between fashion and architecture. His work focuses on the exploration of textile as a medium of artistic expression, as he transforms ordinary threads to shimmering, vibrant, colorful sculptures.
Originally from Mexico City, Gabriel Dawe grew up with influences of the Mexican culture, in which colorful and vivid colors play a very important role. Initially, he worked several years as a graphic designer, but in 2000 he decided that he prefers to deal with the Visual Arts and moved to Montreal, Canada where he set up his atelier. In search of his own personal way of artistic expression, he decided to use a familiar product as raw material – cotton. Originally, he experimented with creations made of fabric, but questioning his artistic identity he decided to move to a more primary and simple material – thread.
His work has evolved rapidly over the last years and now he specializes in the manufacture of large-scale visual themes (installations) with threads. His works are characterized by intense of colors, boldness and the explosive temperament of his cultural heritage. His art installations are definitely something fresh, interesting and different.