Triarchy definitely is taking sustainability to yet another level. Instead of disposing of all the denim clutter and pieces that accumulate during the production of their jeans, they have found another, very exciting way, of how to best use the scraps instead of throwing them out.
In collaboration with Israeli artist, Ronen Azulay, they have been providing him with their denim “leftovers”, thus transforming denim scraps into art. Here is what Ronen tells us about his project:
“This new body of work reflects the shift in my daily environment, from corporate office to artist’s studio. I have been reflecting on my role as a consumer in our world of mass production. My aim is to slow down the process by recycling materials, using them as new media and tools. I incorporate items castoff from my former life as a fashion designer, including repurposed denim.
Additionally, I have put aside traditional applications and techniques, and developed my own. On paper I thoughtfully place multiple layers of color over printed dots that I have transferred from bubble wrap. On denim I reverse the action by discharging color — meticulously removing layers. The work is a juxtaposition of past and present. I continue to include elements of pointillism, but have moved away from pixelated, digital-inspired images and figurative work to a more abstract place.
Key themes from my past work remain present, but global economic stewardship has become an essential part of my work. I am obsessed with how I, as an artist, can contribute to a healthy cultural ecosystem. My goal is to reconcile the economic prosperity of our fast fashion/digital age with the environmental impact, by finding ways to reuse materials and continue the important global dialogue around sustainability in all creative fields.”