About the Work
Exhibition A is thrilled to unveil "Baby, These are Diamonds Not Tears," a mesmerizing edition by the artist duo Velvet Other World. A testament to their innovative spirit, this UV print radiates from a mirrored surface, framed by a meticulously laser-engraved border. The piece is exquisitely punctuated with Swarovski crystal embellishments, creating an interplay of light and texture that echoes the duo's exploration of identity and its theatrical manifestations. Josh Allen and Katrina Pisetti of Velvet Other World are celebrated for their captivating use of costume to construct alien archetypes that traverse the traditional confines of form and identity. Their artistic journey, often mapped out on charcoal and paper, ventures into the realms of the dramatic and the veiled, crafting personas that invite us to look beyond the surface, into a world where revelation and concealment dance together in a compelling visual narrative.
Velvet Other World is a collaboration between Josh Allen (b. 1995, Andover, MA) and Katrina Pisetti (b. 1996, Austin, TX). Velvet Other World studies the figure, costume, and opulence in their enchanting black-and-white charcoal universe. Seeking to transfigure their ghostly silhouettes through material ornament, Velvet Other World reconsiders the human relationship with the body and dissects the constructive and protective nature of dress. At once a fascination and critique, Velvet Other World depicts grandeur, royalty, drama, and luxury within their fairytale-like narratives. Allen received his BFA in Illustration and Printmaking, Pisetti in Printmaking, both from the Rhode Island School of Design, where the two met. Allen and Pisetti began their collaboration under the moniker Velvet Other World in 2021.
Authentication & Resale
Laser engraved signature on front, date and number laser engraved en versoAccompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity that is signed and numbered by Exhibition A.
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