Thomas Renwart (°1995) graduated in 2019 at LUCA School of Arts gaining his masters in Textiles. Until 2021 he worked under the alias Les Monseigneurs, as of September 2021 he took on his birth name to continue his work as a textiles artist.
From there on, he developed a textiles practice where crafts-ship and poetic depictions of a horticultural universe constantly meet.
Departing from his collections of his pressed Daffodils & flowers, butterflies and textiles, he creates hybrids of landscapes and stillives.
Starting with written matter, a world is built around it, carefully translated into tactile matter. Thomas' techniques are jacquard weaving, embroidery, quilting and digital printing. His weaving
speciality is the Damask technique, where he delves into the many ways of how this technique can grow. Monochromic weaving to him, enhances the viewing experience. The visitor has to truly imagine the colour in order to completely grasp the image. A way of not taking things for granted.
Renwart's studio is at NUCLEO, where he spends much of his time caring for and building a Daffodil garden.
Next to his textile practices, Renwart also has a love for creating artist books, with his first artist book 'Comme si de rien n'était' published by MER. B&L early 2021.
For his crafts research Renwart was awarded with two Henry Van de Velde 2021 Awards.
In 2020, 2021 and 2022 he worked and works as a guest lecturer at the textiles department of LUCA School of Arts, Ghent.
Studio: Lange Violettestraat 209, B-9000 Ghent