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Silke Rys

illustration and textile artist


Graduated at LUCA School of Arts Brussels as a graphic storyteller, I focussed on telling  stories with images. My fascination for textile  brought me to the craft of handtufting rugs and turning my illustrations into spatial and tactile works.


Starting from color combinations and textures, I look for a balance between the figurative image and abstract form.



Every step of the process happens in my atelier in Leuven, Belgium. Starting with a design, handtufting it on the backing fabric  and eventually finishing the rug.

I like to create unique pieces, often inspired by and fitting the space it's made for.



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