Thankfully we live in an era where Marc Newson exhibits his furniture with Larry Gagosian; Tracey Emin creates handbags for Longchamp and Takashi Murakami runs an art and design empire. Why divorce one from the other?
David Band (1959-2011)
With a keenly honed eye for colour and form, Jane Tangney effortlessly drifts between art and design - dual tasks she describes as equally important.
Studying fine art in the 90’s, Jane recalls a clear divide between the disciplines. Art schools have come a long way since then, dropping the rigid and pretentious notions of ‘high art’ to embrace multidisciplinary faculties of art, design and architecture.
Whether creating a painting, a house, an interior, a garden or a business card, Jane’s work strives for the Japanese notion of shibusa, where elements include simplicity, skill, modesty, silence, naturalness, everydayness, and balance between tension and harmony.