Bengt Hokanson and Trefny Dix are partners in life and work. They met in New Orleans in 1994 and have now set up their studio in Durango, Colorado. Their sources of inspiration greatly vary from the paintings of Howard Hodkins and Mark Rothko to African textiles and the immediacy of graffiti.
Vessel Gallery is proud to present their creations new to the UK and Europe. The work fuses Swedish and Italian techniques to create exciting, bold pieces each containing abstract forms, their palette range is wonderfully vibrant and exquisitely composed.
Sail vases £695 each, H55cm W30cm
‘The unique murrini pattern on each side of this piece is visible through opposing sides of the work. An opaque color wrap encircles the abstract pattern. These pieces remind us of sailboat spinnakers blowing in the wind.’
Purse vases £395 each, H14cm W30cm
‘In these pieces, two overlapping colors are complimented by a simple murrini pick up. This group was inspired by a collection of ladies handbags from the 1920’s and ‘30’s. They are elegant, romantic and fun.’
Circuits vase, multi coloured canes £1350, H42cm W24cm
‘This piece came to mind when peering into a computer tower one afternoon. The colored wires and perfectly organized connections made a beautiful pattern. The multicolor, fritted cane on this piece is arranged in an ascending dark to light pattern. The lattice effect wraps around a compressed and rounded, rectangular from.’
Valise vase, black with murrini £895, H45cm W21cm
‘The multi-color murrini pattern of this piece floats over a black background. The murrinis woven appearance reminds us of a well traveled suitcase, plastered with stickers from around the world.’