Born in Slovakia and educated in the UK, Zuzana Lalikova uses traditional Slovakian embroidery techniques to produce large scale contemporary wall hangings.
Coming from the rich cultural background of Eastern Europe, Zuzana developed an early interest in embroidery that she then took further whilst studying for a textile degree in London.
She set up her practice in 2014 intending to reinvent traditional craft, and to make it sit well within any contemporary home. She achieves this through the use of geometric patterns, bold colours, and by experimenting with scale.
Each one of her pieces is a combination of intuitive work and planning. Starting with a very rough idea and then letting the shapes develop as the work progresses. In her most recent collection, she introduced beading as a new element and modifying threads with a discharge technique bringing innovation to this traditional craft.
Since launching her collection at Decorex 2018, Zuzana has been working on commissions with private collectors and interior designers of bespoke pieces. Framing her textiles has opened up more opportunities as the new collection can now be celebrated as artworks, thus making it easier for clients to add texture and colour within interior spaces.
She continues to show success both in the UK and internationally at galleries and art fairs. Some of her recent shows include a showcase during London Craft Week, ArtRooms fair in Rome and at the International Textile Biennial in Ukraine. Her work can also currently be seen in one of the most prominent galleries in her home country of Slovakia at the Gallery of PMBohun.
The new collection is set to launch in autumn 2019 in London. For more information go to Zuzana Lalikova.