Victoria Tanto is a French artist, born in 1988. She lives and works in Paris. It is within the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs that Victoria specializes in textile/material design, but also in animated film.
Her textile work is the result of a spontaneous process, a series of formal intuitions linked to the materials she encounters in her daily environment. Guided by texture, contrast and density, she associates, adds, intertwines and creates structures with an organic look.
In her textile exploration, Victoria also defies tule, in black and white, in compositions where the richness of matter dominates. Very close to the world of Haute Couture for which she works – notably for the fashion shows of the House of Chanel – these textile folds evoke, once again, the plant.
Her textile creations grow slowly, to the rhythm of meticulous gestures. Made from kilometres of patiently twisted threads, her cotton maps are revealed on the narrower scale of the plant or on the macroscopic scale of a satellite view.
In black and white, Victoria’s compositions seem to climb and grow, through an accumulation of small knotted dots on the walls, like roots spreading over the ground, or like a constellation of stars twinkling in the night sky.
And it is also thanks to her work as a textile photographer that the artist manages to transcribe the volume of these clouds of threads, whose presence and texture model a form delivered to our imagination.
Victoria Tanto does not use colour: black and white give her work a graphic aesthetic that can deceive the eye in the creation of shades of grey. Colours of elegance and sobriety, the duo shapes the volume of her “Totems” and renders the timelessness of her compositions.