Galerie Kitsuné is pleased to present ‘Stretched’, an exhibition by Imruh Asha, a Paris-based artist, creative consultant, and fashion director at Dazed Magazine.
Pulling from his Dutch-Caribbean roots, Imruh has a bold yet refined take on storytelling through fashion and art. Known for his fashion stories rife with a vibrant and eclectic use of color, structural silhouettes and a mix of textures and movement, Imruh often addresses themes of spirituality, social character, and the role of community.
Through ‘Stretched’, Imruh presents five sculptures commenting on one hand the idea of feeling othered depicted by the physical manifestation of a person stuck behind a wall, and on the other the movement and the beauty of our access to color. All five sculptures were crafted in partnership with Le Chemin Des Maquettes, a revered Parisian atelier. They are accompanied by a photo series of Imruh Asha’s Paper Monsters created by imposing robust paper forms onto fashion models making a satirical comment on the overthought nature of creating a fashion image. Imruh Asha’s Paper Monsters were photographed by Osma Harvilahti.
‘Stretched’ opens November 10, 2022 at Galerie Kitsuné Brooklyn and remains on view through December 4, 2022.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Imruh Asha is a Paris-based creative, stylist, consultant, and fashion director with a distinct, fine-art influenced point of view. Pulling from his dutch-caribbean roots, Asha has a bold yet refined take on fashion storytelling. The stories he creates are rife with a vibrant and eclectic use of color, structural silhouettes and a mix of textures and movement.
Asha’s first foray into fashion was at a concept store in Amsterdam which allowed him to explore fashion through the lens of both established and up and coming designers. After moving to Paris, Asha began collaborating with a number of photographers, brands and magazines on their editorials, brand imagery, product development and consultation, seasonal fashion shows and more. In 2021, Asha was named fashion editor at Dazed Magazine. Later that year he held his first sculpture exhibition, ‘Future Shock’ in conjunction with the ere foundation. It was housed at Dover Street Market’s 3537 space.