Original marbled wallpaper prints made in the traditional Japanese Art of Suminagashi, mean ‘floating ink’ is reinvented by NAT MAKS.
The process of Suminagashi involves colours being placed on the water surface, which then begin to expand on the water.
They are only encouraged to move by air, nothing else disturbs the surface. The colours move in an organic way – when a dynamic pattern has been shaped, Natascha makes a print by placing and moving the paper on the water.
Each piece is unique.
Colour combinations are inspired by paintings such as Klimt, Monet and Van Gogh’s Starry Night, marbled in blues, yellow and gold.
Contemporary pieces are created with bolder colours including neons.
NAT MAKS is Natascha Maksimovic, a German designer & illustrator based at Resort Studios in Margate, Kent. Natascha studied at Camberwell College of Arts and followed on to work for Ridley Scott within the film industry. She has since set up her own illustration and print studio working on various commissions, creating paper and homeware products, all made in England. Natascha explores the concept of patterns, using different print and ink techniques including marbling, watercolours, lino and screen printing. These pattern studies are then brought to life on murals and wallpapers.