Olivia Roguz

Contact:
oliviaroguz@gmail.com
University/School:
Liverpool John Moores
Location:
Liverpool
Specialism:
Award NomineeFashion DesignFashion TechnologyIllustrationWomenswear
About Me

Olivia, a fashion enthusiast

The collections aim is to question politically charged societies and the effect it has on human nature and psyche. The prevalence of this concept is ironic with the on goings of today’s society and the pandemic we are currently facing. The initial inspiration I gathered was from newspaper articles which displayed a sense of hysteria.

The pieces adjoined in a jigsaw method fitting exactly down to the dimension, shape, measurements and slots. The slotting technique was used to present the fragmentation between the body and mind relationship, reflecting the physical build-up of garments to mirror the psychological build-up of layers in the mind. Mirrored in the garment which too could be built up or stripped down. Representing a diffusion line to explore the relationship between the initial ‘explosion’ of hysteric, where one would conceal themselves within information represented through the more dramatic sculptural designs.

INSPIRATION

Drowning in Hysteria

The garments are interactive and multi-functional in the sense that the garment construction is represented as a somewhat ‘jigsaw’ synopsis, so the garment can be worn and formatted in different way and the power is in the hands of the wearer. The pixelization of the digital print design is to represent the distress caused by the malfunction in society, representing the abstract thought process of the human psyche. The distortion of facts is represented through the unclarity of smoke and mirrors.

The drowning in hysteria is shown through the more sculptural pieces by exploring the suffocation and build up which would feel claustrophobic creating a metaphorical feel of drowning in one’s thoughts and the diffusion displays this thought process. The use of head masks is to disguise the individual by removing the identity from the individual to provide a blank canvas to represent the hidden nature of the exaggerated truth.

MY WORK

PORTFOLIOS

DETAIL

Rosetta

The paintings focal point expresses a sense of distress, the eyes are glazed to represent the smoke and mirrors, blurry eyed interest which reverts back to the distortion between fact and fiction. Vocalising distress to the sense of blindness. The painting is intended to look somewhat uncomfortable and disturbing, and to reflect a sense of pain and anguish. Hysteria being a mental state, symptoms such as hallucinations and paralysis for which the artwork is indented to prevail. Hysteria, now referred to as a physiological disorder, is the focal point of the collection and the illustration helps to projects the disturbance of the mind through silent anguish. Replica - Jenny Saville, Rosetta.

are you hysterical or are you a woman?
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