Hand-embroidery: second-hand bra, sequins, tea sieve, various threads, wire

About the artist

Eva Mustonen (born in 1986) studied textile design and semiotics in Tartu and Gothenburg and sculpture in Tallinn. She is currently living and working in Tallinn.

Today, Mustonen works mainly as an installation artist. In her projects personal narratives dominate that speak of being different, living somewhere in the margins of society and becoming invisible in the public sphere. In her work, she combines both the techniques of the textile design and the products of everyday acts and doings. Mustonen’s works stand out because of her usage of tightly crafted and recognisable materials and unexpectedly beautiful mystical objects. The artist seems to be inspired by everyday simplicity, the marvellous abundance of second-hand shops and the history of woman artists. Mustonen could be seen and thought about as feminist, in which the private can often have a political dimension.

In 2014, Mustonen won the Young Textile Artist Award and, in 2017, the Eduard Wiiralt Scholarship.

More works by this artist

Hand-embroidery: second-hand bra, sequins, tea sieve, various threads, wire, 2016
Installation: tableware, wood, textile, 2017-...
Knitted object: angora wool, 28 x 18 cm cm, 2013

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