Are You Coming Back to Mine? (2022) textile, 93 x 86 cm
Llinos Owen (b.1998) is a Welsh fine art textile artist originally from North Wales, currently based in South London. Owen graduated from Wimbledon College of Arts in 2020 and since then has been exhibiting across the UK as well as with a recent solo exhibition titled "Thank Your Lucky Stars" at Orleans House Gallery in London.
Owen’s textile practice explores memories, anxieties and personal life experiences that are documented in her diary to create textured tapestries focusing on figurative imagery inspired by youth culture through the medium of punch needle rug hooking. Owen’s highly personal textile practice explores various themes relating to the artist’s identity as she views her diaristic inspired pieces as forms of visual storytelling and self portraiture.
Identity and gender are important themes within Owen's practice as the materials and techniques she explores acknowledge the history of feminine identities by focusing on a historically female dominated craft, which blurs the lines between the domestic, the mundane and the gallery space. Although the artist predominantly works with textile materials, Owen's practice is heavily focused on drawing and she still considers her thinking and approach to making art as being very painterly.