With a father who worked as a painter, Esteban Cortázar was raised in an artistic environment and has always been inspired by art. His source of creation for this wonderful leather sweatshirt was African Art from which he took geometrical forms to create a colourful and graphic impact.
Esteban Cortázar has made a series of extraordinary cut-out pieces made in leather that took part of its inspiration from the work of Robert Mapplethorpe. There is of course the common use of leather in their works but also, both artist and fashion designer were influenced by the shapes of the body and that is reflected in the structure and the geometry composing the works. Both works are an exploration of the human body, sexuality and desire.
Esteban Cortázar's signature style has been confidently articulated through slick, sculptural lines tempered by ease, grace and flow. This style is perfectly embodied in this leather top and echoes to François Morellet’s pictorial language of simple geometric forms.
This colourful leather sweatshirt makes reference to Esteban Cortazar’s native Colombia whose colour, beauty and potency act as a constant rhythm. Most of his works are connected to the playgrounds of his childhood, and this resonates with Joan Miro’s work, which has been interpreted as a re-creation of the childlike.
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The clothes by Esteban Cortázar shown here are not offered as part of the NOW! auction.
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