2270 NW 23rd St.
Miami, Florida

Irene Infantes

Irene Infantes graduated from the University of the Arts in London with a degree in Surface Design and later received her degree in Textile Design from Central Saint Martins. Bridging the gap between art and design, her practice is mostly in the textile field. Focusing on wool and its uses throughout history, felt plays a major role in her work as it is the most primitive textile material that exists. In this search for ‘non-woven textile’, she creates experimental works using everything from ancestral techniques to contemporary machinery, trying to eliminate the boundaries that separate the counterpart of ‘fine art’ from the lesser-known ‘applied art’ and place them in juxtaposition but as equals.

At the base of her work, there is research that includes types of marginal imagery, taken from conventional or non-canonical elements such as psychotherapy tests, diagrams, or schemes to which she approaches as if it were a type of narration. Thus, creating a personal aesthetic with playful intentions in which figures are as dependent on meaning as words or symbols are on texts.

In her facet as a designer, she has overseen projects for Lego, Christopher Farr, Raynaud or Lexus. She has also participated in exhibitions at the London Design Festival, Salone Milan, Denmark Design Museum, among others. Her artistic work can be found in national collections such as CAAC, DKV or FCDP and international collections such as PAMM, UAL London, DKV Hamburg and works with the Alarcon Criado gallery (Seville)