Ýrúrarí’s Knit and Felted Characters Are Cheeky Additions to Mended Garments


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Ýr Jóhannsdóttir moves through the world with a second set of eyes—and teeth and brows. The Icelandic artist, who works as Ýrúrarí, has spent the last few years crafting an extensive cast of felted and knitted characters to accompany her throughout the day. Many of her designs take the idea of tongue-in-cheek humor literally, with balaclavas encircled with mouths and masks embellished with playful grins.

Much of Jóhannsdóttir’s practice revolves around sustainability and transforming garments and materials otherwise destined for the landfill. Her works rely on mending and using scraps to create cheeky wearables beaming with personality.

If you’re in Copenhagen, see Jóhannsdóttir’s works in a group exhibition on view through January 28 at Nordatlantens Brygge. Her Pizza Time project, which used leftovers from the wool industry to create fiber-rich pies, was also recently nominated for Iceland’s Design Awards. Follow updates on Instagram.

 

Created in collaboration with Ásgerður Heimsidóttir. Photo by Hrafnhildur Heiða Sandholt

Photo by Studio Fræ

Created in collaboration with Ásgerður Heimsidóttir. Photo by Hrafnhildur Heiða Sandholt

Created in collaboration with Ásgerður Heimsidóttir. Photo by Hrafnhildur Heiða Sandholt

Photo by Studio Fræ

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