ALLEGRA HICKS
DIVINAZIONE
EDIT CULT – NAPOLI
7 OCTOBER – 9 OCTOBER 2022

7-9 October 2022: EDIT Napoli, the fair dedicated to editorial and author design in the heart of the Neapolitan city. The silk tapestry Divinazione, by the artist/designer Allegra Hicks, was exhibited at the Church dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo, or Church of the Art of Silk, as part of the EDIT Cult programme, a cycle of diffuse exhibitions dedicated to the culture of design, with the aim of opening some of the most prestigious places in Naples to the public and presenting works of international renown. As a place that bears witness to the excellence in the art of silk production of the city of Naples, paying homage to it was an entirely natural and organic process for the artist, whose work always starts from a textile idea, from the material to its application. When working with fabric, the watercolour creates several layers of transparencies, giving depth to the image, given by the overlapping textures. Light blue, a colour symbolising spirituality, and red, synonymous with interiority, merge, establishing an encounter between the ‘inside’ and the ‘outside’. A dialogue between soul and body that, becoming a unicum, opens up to spirituality. A work that flows into itself and at the same time opens up to the world, thus reaching Divination.

7-9 October 2022: EDIT Napoli, the fair dedicated to editorial and author design in the heart of the Neapolitan city.
The silk tapestry Divinazione, by the artist/designer Allegra Hicks, was exhibited at the Church dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo, or Church of the Art of Silk, as part of the EDIT Cult programme, a cycle of diffuse exhibitions dedicated to the culture of design, with the aim of opening some of the most prestigious places in Naples to the public and presenting works of international renown.
As a place that bears witness to the excellence in the art of silk production of the city of Naples, paying homage to it was an entirely natural and organic process for the artist, whose work always starts from a textile idea, from the material to its application.
When working with fabric, the watercolour creates several layers of transparencies, giving depth to the image, given by the overlapping textures.
Light blue, a colour symbolising spirituality, and red, synonymous with interiority, merge, establishing an encounter between the ‘inside’ and the ‘outside’. A dialogue between soul and body that, becoming a unicum, opens up to spirituality.
A work that flows into itself and at the same time opens up to the world, thus reaching Divination.