Memories of Lemuria
The "JACARANDA" series is the result of an artistic symbiosis (2022) by BÂTAR D'ESTE and visual artist Stefano Alaimo .
Stefano Alaimo , who comes from a Franco-Italian family and grew up in Madagascar until he was 15, draws his inspiration primarily from Malagasy handicrafts, East End art, Byzantine figuration and European Baroque architecture. The practice of drawing, which he developed while studying graphic design, has become a central part of his artistic approach. He mainly creates large format drawings with ink and a lot of detail. The spirit behind Stefano Alaimo's drawings is an attempt to achieve the cold objectivity of a scientific illustration. He chooses black and white as clear contrasts. The perpetual frontal view and the flat appearance of the object are chosen for the same reason. His trees resemble botanical diagrams, his bodies look straight out of an anatomical treatise. The artist tries to keep his emotions at bay. Sheets of paper become canvases. They are memories of overwhelming beauty, petrifying horror or disturbing fantasies. And yet these attempts fail again and again: the drawings are crawling, bubbling, the paper is overflowing. Stefano Alaimo is also interested in digital art (video, interactivity).
The "JACARANDA" bomber blousons consist of original prints of Stefano Alaimo's drawings. The screen prints are personally made and printed by the artist. In cooperation with Stefano Alaimo, BÂTAR D'ESTE designed a limited series of models by hand and made them locally in Berlin.
Each print is unique and therefore each of our " JACARANDA " bomber blousons is unique.
Differences in the material, stains, color or other superficial bumps are intended by the artist and us and at the same time underline the authenticity.
With this project, we continue to pursue the claim to sustainability anchored in our manifesto.
The model is cut and made in our Berlin studio.