when one thinks of Komono’s designs, one thinks of a timeless combo of black leather and glistening silver. No matter the occasion, their minimal watch shapes fit seamlessly into anyone’s wardrobe, and never out of Vogue. So, how can one redesign it….. and make it even better, amirite?
Time waits for no man or woman, and Komono knows how to use theirs to the fullest. For this auspicious venture, the Antwerpian-based brand teamed up with a team of ten international artists from all corners of the globe. These creative minds added their unique voice and style to create and convene a captivating visual narrative on the concepts of identity and time, adding their highly personalised stories to yours.
About the artists…
Louise Mertens runs an art studio based in KOMONO’s hometown of Antwerp. Her work explores her unique admiration for purity, texture and materials.
London-based duo Kim Jakobsen To and Hamish Wirgman’s works reveal a vulnerable ‘thereness’ shared with the subject through photography. The images created construct an environment that allows a dialogue through stillness and trust.
Nicasio Torres studied Civil Engineering before studying Fine Art at the University of Barcelona. He works as a fashion illustrator and is a regular contributor to ShowStudio and Fashion Illustration Gallery.
Debby Woo is an artist and illustrator from Taiwan. Her work focusses on discussing love, relationships and the concepts of identity and modernity. She plays with symbols of contemporary culture such as computers and cellphones and combines these into more traditional settings for an unsettling feel.
Csilla Klenyanszki’s performative interactions can be seen as personal search for balance. Her current practice focuses on gender, the human-object relation and time.
Amber Vittoria is an illustrator living and working in New York City. Her pieces focus on feminity and the female form, leveraging physical treats such as body hair, overtly extended limbs, and rounded features.
Frankie Cihi is a half Japanese, half American artist from Tokyo. Her work ranges from painting on canvas to creating murals on building exteriors, pushing boundaries that allow her to exhibit work in both gallery and public environments.
Argentina-based Daiana Ruiz uses colour and shape to depict strong female characters. Some of Daiana’s references include artists like Hockney, Matisse, Gaugin and the Memphis Group.
Arcin Sagdic’s photography has an otherworldly feel to it, a result of the author’s unremitting examination of the boundaries between the real and the imaginary. His work explores the boundaries between art and science.
Based in Warsaw, Barrakuz is a graphic designer and collage artist. In her work, she de-constructs and constructs images to create new meaning.
Explore how each artist lets their signature merge with Komono’s Signature Series, and the precious moments they’ve captured herrrrrre.
Words by Catarina Ramalho