I am absolutely smitten with the art of trompe l’oiel, especially on textiles. Techniques for creating hyper-realist imagery have been around for a long time, and fortunately the technologies for digital and screen printing are constantly improving. Somehow the magic of seeing crisp three-dimensional imagery rendered on flat surfaces never gets old for me though. The Pure Collection by Dorte Agergaard is one of the best examples of trompe l’oeil accessories that I’ve seen.
I love her choice of modest, everyday objects for her subjects: a simple field of overgrown plants, the items we toss on the floor… have you ever seen a crumpled sweatshirt look so hauntingly beautiful? Her lengths of fabrics (shown below) would also make great curtains for dividing a room or hiding an ugly storage closet. It appears that there are currently no US stockists yet, but she does have an online shop. I will certainly be saving up for one of the pillows for my bedding collection.