Alexi Freeman & Bettina Willner-Browne
Prior to their careers in the fashion industry as a conceptual designer and independent boutique owner respectively, both Freeman and Willner-Browne trained as visual artists.
Alexi Freeman’s The Colour of Ice is a suite of new abstract paintings in muted colours that reference organic forms and structures. Freeman has an ongoing love affair with geometry, rock n’ roll, nature and science fiction. He distils these seemingly disparate inspirations by creating visual art, installations, and ready-to-wear and bespoke fashion design works that blur the boundaries of contemporary art, craft and artisanal design.
Bettina Willner-Browne’s Sometimes Strong is a series of new sculptural ceramic forms that respond to the natural world, contemporary art, architecture, fashion, nostalgia and popular colour. Willner-Browne considers her studio practice an enquiry in clay and life. Slabs, extrusions, wheel thrown objects and abstract painting characterise her sculptural ceramic work.