This month we talked to past student Romen Gouveia, Artist and Designer based in Clerkenwell, London.
In 2014/15 I completed the Level 2 AMUSF course and for the last year I’ve attended the leisure classes to learn modern upholstery and master the use of foam.
I’m in the process of opening my own studio at home in Clerkenwell where I will be using my digitally printed imagery on textiles to create headboards, cushions, bar stools, chairs… I have not defined this 100% yet.
I have been quite busy preparing my application for my masters in Furniture Design at Central Saint Martins, it was quite overwhelming! I had to go back through 8 years of my life from beginning to end. It was quite interesting to see that when I was doing my foundation in Fine Arts at Islington College (2008/9) I was using found chairs to make sculptures, I used to deconstruct them and reconstruct them in my own way.
During my BA in Fine arts at Goldsmiths I start to build installations using mirrors, paintings, drawings and photographing them … so my images were born. Thats when I started to print my images digitally onto textiles. At SDR I am acquiring the skills I need to be able to apply my work to upholstery and subsequently move into Furniture Design. So SDR is a preparation for something else. The amount of knowledge you leave the course with is huge.