Kristina D. Aas (* 1978)
Kristina Daukintyte· Aas was born in Klaipe· da, Lithuania, lives in Bergen, and works with the digital jacquard weave, embroidery, installations, video and collage. In her works, she appeals to our tactile sense through deliberate and steady craftsmanship. She graduated from Bergen Academy of Art and Design in 2011. Since 2013, she has been working mostly with digital jacquard weave: a technique thatunites the old way of thinking on the woven surface with the new digital technology.
“My work is a portrait of my daughter, Viktoria. The starting point is her own selfie that she made to a collage on an app. I took it and transformed it into woven artwork using my skills and knowledge in jacquard weaving. Some threads are woven tight, and some are left loose, as I am very much in experimenting with the limits of digital weaving.”