Our New Artist Residency: ‘How To Tie Eggs’

Off the back of our grand art opening at the end of November, we sit down with the creators behind the latest installment of PAOLITA Concept's Artist in residency programme; 'How to Tie Eggs' Lily Yang and Lydia Delikoura.

As many of you will know, at the end of November we celebrated the opening of our second Artist Residency in our PAOLITA Concept flagship store. ⁠Artists Lily Yang and Lydia Delikoura created the most magical installation titled “How To Tie Eggs”. Their dramatic installation transformed the boutique’s windows into a wonderful art exhibition once more. ⁠

This breathtaking example of craftsmanship, process and cultural commentary can be viewed both from street-level and inside the store, as an expression of creativity as a core part of our brand values exploding onto the streets of our vibrant, eclectic community in Notting Hill.

Watch the video below as we take a deep dive into the intricate symbolism and inspirations behind ‘How To Tie Eggs’.

How to Tie Eggs

This installation reflects the unfolding dialogue between Yang and Delikoura which emerges through metaphorical and material, bridging the subtle fruits of labour which reflects the spiritual contemplations occurring in the space and the ambiguous trajectory of pink.

With the pull of an illusory alter space, and where the elements participate in a non-human sanctuary and bathe in an uncanny pink, this captivating and unthreatening colour radiates a sympathy and a tenderness towards neighbouring architectural structures.

The naturally occurring clay pink circulates amongst the Taiwanese landscape forms in gentle contrast to the raw iconography pigments which drown the Byzantine tiles.

In this context, the colour pink is used beyond its obvious associations with femininity; a force which binds the sacred with the mundane, the domestic with the industrial.

Integral to this body of work in the notion of tying and how it permeates every level of the artists’ process, through the accumulated actions of carving, twisting, sewing and assembling, new connections are forged between personal histories and material trajectories.

Yang and Delikoura tend toward material philosophies and techniques which have been annihilated by the vast cannon of mass production. The elements belong to a series of gestures towards anti-industrialisation.

The two artists continually find parallels and contrasts, while their continued dialogue continues to expose the continual revealment and exposure of synchronicities.

“We are so pleased to have been able to produce this work during our residency here at Paolita Notting Hill flagship, within an amazing space which is a meeting point of many creative expressions, and features the craft, labour, and imaginations of many women. We are honoured to show our work within these light flooded windows and to invite the viewers into the warm, welcoming world of Paolita.”
Lilly Yang and Lydia Delikoura