MAL is a special edition of GUR dedicated to the Russian suprematist artist Kazimir Malevich. From the mid-1910s, Malevich removed any trace of figurative or representation from his paintings in favour of pure abstraction. Depicting pure geometrical figures in primary colours, these "new icons for the aesthetics of modern art" are now available in a set of four GUR: Black Cross, Black Circle, Black Square and Red Square. This fine selection of work is curated by José Cardoso.
KO is a special edition of GUR dedicated to the abstract paintings of Mark Rothko. Rothko developed in the late 40's his trademark style, which consisted of rectangular fields of color and light. This perfect harmony of color blocks are now inspiration for KO.
This GUR special edition is dedicated to the modernist designer Sebastião Rodrigues. Rodrigues work had a great impact in the Portuguese design since the 40's, having a great balance between innovation and multiplicity. Since he was a big reference to us, we've decided to pay him some tribute and invited our good friend and great designer Márcia Novais to join us.
McCracken was an American painter and sculptor, he was oriented towards light and colour in a minimalist way, and his greatest concern was about visual experience as a spiritual and cognitive process. McCracken insisted that his art continued to deal with the basic correlation between beauty and spirituality. Presented as perfectly finished objects, his characteristic works are monochromatic with extremely polished surfaces that seem at the same time to deny their own objecthood, almost becoming abstract visual ideas. GUR had this experience when in contact to McCracken works, translating their simplicity to this special edition of rugs.
Black, Yellow and Red are the new collection of GUR dedicated to the work of the abstract painters. This fine selection of work is curated by Antonio González.
In this collection the hand loom web is prepared and placed in the loom by hand with an ancestral technique, allowing the changing of colours in the web, Black is with black web, Yellow is with yellow web and Red is with red web, creating the illusion of a third color.
This artisanal technique was passed down for generations in Casa do Tear in Pardilhó, where these GUR were produced.
In this collection the hand loom web is prepared and placed in the loom by hand with an ancestral technique, allowing the changing of colours in the web. The web is black and white, creating the illusion of other colours. This artisanal technique was passed down for generations in Casa do Tear in Portugal, where these GUR were produced.