The Art of Leonie Castelino
An American Fiber Artist finds resonance in the emerging artistic movement of Contemporary Bojagi
Leonie Castelino’s art has been pushing the boundaries of the ancient Korean art form of Bojagi.
Traditional Bojagi is a flat cloth to wrap objects of function, treasures or documents. It is created with pieces of fabric - squares, rectangles, triangles - juxtaposed and exquisitely seamed together.
Leonie’s work breaks convention through her use of curved architectural lines, the creation of new cloth with bojagi seam techniques, the layering of fabric to imply spatial dimension, and the sculpting new forms which float, move and sway.
Her exhibitions have been characterized by the interplay of beauty, energy, and movement complemented with narrative and social commentary; a constant dialogue that explores new ideas, techniques, and artistic interpretation.
Her works of art include sculpture and paintings on silk with dye, wax and gold leaf. The ancient Japanese textile arts of Shibori and Rozome resonate.
Leonie’s art has been exhibited in solo and group shows internationally in Museums and Galleries in the United States, Europe, South Africa, China, South
Korea and is in private collections.