For WE DO NOT WORK ALONE, Marc Camille Chaimowicz conceived A Kitchen Apron with Two Pockets, that can be worn to do the domestic activities that he promoted as higher art in the 1960s in his home-studio on Approach Road. Drawing from his private and social life, his artistic activity took modest forms, without any claims or statements. For example, he would simply offer tea to the visitors.
Since the beginning of the 1970s, Marc Camille Chaimowicz placed himself beside of modernism and of the neo-avant- gardes. He built a visual vocabulary recognisable for its graceful curves, its delicate shapes and its pastel shades palette. This nuanced approach reflects the ambiguity of a work of art that discards the hierarchy between visual and fine arts.
According to Chaimowicz’s conception of art and against the habits of the textile industry, the pattern of the Kitchen Apron with Two Pockets pre-exists to the apron’s shape: « Ornament precedes function », as he offen said.
Marc Camille Chaimowicz is a half-French half-English artist born in 1947, he currently lives and works in London and in Burgundy. The Kitchen Apron with Two Pockets is his first collaboration with WE DO NOT WORK ALONE.