Deborah Bowness is bringing her domestic imagery wallpapers onto and around the streets of Brixton for her installation at BDT. Creating her own trail inside our own. Paper Trail ponders the notions of home which differs for everyone of us.
She designs out of her studio and then the wallpapers are made right here in the UK. She has popped up in cities like Brighton, Manchester and Paris taking her interior style to the streets.
Both Artist and Designer
Deborah grew up in a village on the outskirts of York. She graduated from Leeds College of Art & Design in 1997 with a BA (Hons) in surface pattern & textile design. She went on to graduate from the Royal College of Art in 1999 with an MA in constructed textiles. It was at the RCA where Deborah was first inspired to challenge preconceived notions of wallpaper. In the mid 90’s, minimalism and paint effects were favoured over wallpaper in interior decorating. Rewind to the claustrophobic interiors of the previous decades, when wallpapering an entire room with repeat patterns and a co-ordinating borders, was the norm. It is understandable why wallpaper had fallen out of fashion. Deborah, wishing to make her art functional, introduced a very different perspective on wallpaper.