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From the Resene News – issue 2/2010

Paint skin artworksPaint purpose - paint skin artworks and upholstery

Five litres of paint makes one paint skin. And one paint skin is enough to cover a range of furniture, depending on its style. During her studies at the Manukau School of Visual Art, Elena Scott has developed a new concept in furniture upholstery.

Instead of the normal fabric, she uses litres of paint to create giant paint skins that are then used to create large scale artworks and to upholster furniture. The striking mix of colours means that every piece is a true original. And if a particular colour scheme is desired that can be worked into the paint skin palette.

With studies focused on painting and looking at ‘paint as an object’, she has used many litres of Resene paints as she has found they work best to create thick paint skins with a beautiful physicality. And when her paint stocks got low, Resene provided a collection of waste paint to allow the work to continue.


Upholsred with resene paint skins

Artist: Elena Scott


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