LULU is a sumptuous first monograph on artist Lulu de Kwiatkowski's colorful, dreamlike, and autobiographical handmade collages. Lulu is an acclaimed designer that is well known for her own textile line, LULU DK. What is less known, however, is that Lulu is also a prolific fine artist with an extensive body of work that has never before been published. Lulu's artwork draws inspiration from her unique, albeit rarefied and surreal, experiences growing up, as well as from her travels all over the world. Lulu's original multimedia collages combine painting, drawing, photography, and writing.
With a background in painting, textile design, and the decorative arts, Lulu's work blends depictions of flora and fauna, with geometric studies of pattern and color. Memories often appear in the form of handwritten text, as well as in portraits of herself and her family members, removed from their original context and integrated into these dreamlike and fictional landscapes.
Whimsical, yet complex, Lulu's work conveys a distinctly feminine and decorative sensibility that resonates as both contemporary and timeless and is an exuberant must-have coffee table book.