"The meaning of [any object] is its use.”
Parashura Studio is a multi-disciplinary Brooklyn based creative space founded by Gela Parashura and Tiko Tsiklauri. They work with fabric and color, mixing different materials to consider how the act of making art on the level of craft can be both questioned and expanded, where the handling of materials will inform different ways of making and thinking.
Idea + materials + shape + scale
Since 1997, Parashura Studio's practice has ran adjacent to contracting work in the sphere of contemporary art. Through fabrication projects (with Ei Arakawa, et al.) and installation, the studio developed a vocabulary in experimental materials, adopting different media to blur the distinction between visual art and functional art.
The key issue was how to prioritize the means of practicing craft in such a way as to question craft’s conventions and work through what is or is not materially possible. There's a Greek word for this: techne. It denotes “a mode of knowing” that finds articulation in “the act of making.” With Parashura Studio, one doesn't draw distinction between making and knowing, but encounters the productive confusion in both.