||. After studying Art History at the Sorbonne and getting a degree in photography
from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris, Julie Ansiau,
born in 1970, has been working as a photographer for french and japanese media for the past fifteen years.
. As of 2004, she started pursuing a more personal passion, creating all sorts
of small multi-colored felt objects, which she draws, sews and embroiders,
entirely by hand. She dubbed these objects « popquilts ».
Sheʼd always been fascinated by sewing and typography and decided to take it
a step further, learning how to embroider alongside the seamstresses
of the haute couture worshops of the world-famous Lesage house.
. Her work is inspired above all by pop culture, referencing everyday life
and reproducible objects, a deliberately simple language that then comes
to life through her needle. Her « popquilts » evoke consumer products
through the icons of todayʼs consumer society and advertising graphics,
reused and revived in her colorful felt patchworks.