Kech Edwards is an artistic collaboration between textile artist Sabin Kech and visual artist Philippa Edwards.
The partnership began through a friendship between the two artists and talk of art whilst exchanging tips on knitting and crocheting – a shared passion. The relationship then developed into a serious professional dialogue, with both artists adamant about the need to take time to look and make and move beyond the contemporary pressure for immediacy and surface. At its essence, the partnership’s focus springs from the ways in which we manage the social pressures and demands of everyday life.
The collaborative works of Kech Edwards can be likened to a magnifying glass that scrutinizes our domestic surroundings, taking special notice of the commonplace that’s often overlooked or disregarded. Through the lens of their chosen disciplines – Sabin’s education and experience in textile and colour and Philippa’s in glass – the resulting artworks have a fragile quality and a strange familiarity. They are objects which are recognisable to the observer and yet difficult to place.
Sabin Kech (CH 1968) and Philippa Edwards (GB 1964) both live and work in Amsterdam,