BIG ART 2020


BIG ART is a platform for extra-large art installations and design objects. The pop-up enables both well-established and promising talents alike to showcase and sell their greatest works in a monumental building in Amsterdam. Initiated by Anne van der Zwaag - a curator, writer, and consultant - BIG ART has been organized annually every autumn since 2016. 

Gabrielė Adomaitytė, the talented artist behind many of Zakaria Rugs' designs, participated in BIG ART 2020 with Philip Rosenberger. The pair showcased E la nave va and Wavelet. E la nave va is a rug based on a 2017 painting by Adomaitytė. It depicts a ship and a water level measuring scale. The image is inspired by an illustration from a personal collection, which was then further distorted to color and line drawing. Wavelet, also designed by Adomaitytė, is inspired by ancient Japanese wave illustrations. The source of the design comes from the combination of negative spaces of scanographic imagery. The image of a wavelet emerges as a fragment or a hint of imagery, indicative of scattered informational whole. The rugs are both handmade using New Zealand wool.