Swatch has been notorious for making extremely iconic, versatile and interesting art watches over the last 30 years. They have collaborated with some of the most interesting artists from the world of fashion, music, art and pop culture to create these limited edition pieces.
Their newest collaboration is with British born artist, Alexander Gorlizki. Together they have created a special limited edition art Swatch known as Sliding Doors(SUOZ185S).
Alexander Gorlizki works in a diverse range of materials from paper and cloth to photography, sculpture and video. His style is affectionately surreal and playful, often depicting whimsical iconographies with geometric patterns, mixing traditional Eastern and Western designs and color schemes to create elaborate works of art. Gorlizki’s best-known works stem from his self-described “obsession” with Indian miniature paintings a centuries old tradition that he has reinterpreted with a unique vision. The artistic process is a collaborative one, involving master miniaturist painter, Riyaz Uddin and his assistants in an atelier Gorlizki established in Jaipur in the late 1990’s. Once designed and drawn, Gorlizki sends his renditions, or works alongside Uddin, who details them with a single hair-tipped brush.
In creating sliding doors, Gorlizki took his inspiration from the Jali, the classical Indian architectural form of ornamental screen carving, typically done in wood, stone, and marble. Gorlizki’s geometric patterns create an intricate puzzle enriched with mesmerizing detail and a modern, vibrant palette. The interlocking designs cover every surface of the front, with engraving on the timepiece and even along its edges, buckle and loop.
This watch will be released September 12, 2014 and will be limited to the uneven number of 4,567 pieces.