2010 - mixed media - 35.4 x 35.4 in.
1980 - mixed media - 39.3 x 39.3 in.
1990 - mixed media - 70.9 x 70.9 in.
2001 - mixed media - 70.9 x 70.9 in.
2014 - mixed media - 35.4 x 35.4 in.
Emilio Cavallini, San Miniato, 1945.
In the mid-sixties he dedicates himself to his greatest passions, fashion and art. His work emerges in an innovative and original way, linking art and fashion.
In the late sixties he goes to London and collaborates with Mary Quant on her stocking collections. Emilio Cavallini reinvents the idea of pantyhose. Stockings become an elegant accessory that redefine women. His inspiration is contemporary art.
Through the years his innovative style leads him to collaborate with Mary Quant, Dior, Celine, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen and Gucci. Celebrities are very supportive of his work : Madonna, Beyonce’, Lady Gaga and many more are spotted wearing Emilio Cavallini hosiery or ready to hear.
Emilio designer’s career leads him to navigate artistic circles, especially in the United States.
While in the fashion world he gains notoriety as a designer, he starts to create important artwork to fulfill his own personal interests. Only in 2010, a few years ago, he decides to devote himself exclusively to his art and to make it public.
Emilio uses unconventional materials for his art, materials borrowed from the fashion world: nylon yarns, printed fabrics, his own tights, yarn’s reels etc.. Emilio’s artist research is founded on geometry and mathematics. Dots, lines, squares, triangles, circles are settled in a 3 D environment. Everything follows combinatorial principles, permutations, growth algorithms and the most recent mathematical-geometrical theories, as you can see from his artwork titles.
Therefore Emilio Cavallini’s artistic path follows important art movements of the second half of the 1900’s from the Optical Kinetic to the Generative Art.
In February 2011 The Triennale Expo in Milan, shows a large retrospective named “Transfiguration”. Currently two expositions are taking place in New York at the
“Rosai and Ugolini” Gallery and in Paris at the “Opera Gallery”.
The dream is a sign and symbol of changeEmilio Cavallini