Dilettante has always blurred the lines between fashion and art and in the coming months will transform the store into a gallery hosting several of Western Australia’s up and coming creatives. Young artists Jack Ryan, Mariaan Pugh and George Howlett were selected by Dilettante’s buyer Diana Paolucci to take over the walls and windows of her Claremont boutique.
The first artists to exhibit is Jack Ryan, his debut solo exhibition opens on the 4th of May with an exclusive event allowing Dilettante’s clients the first glimpse at the artist’s new work. Inspired by techniques practiced by Salvador Dali, Ryan has aimed to emulate the fluidity of water by chemically distorting oil paints. The artworks produced by Ryan will complement and contrast the colour palette of the latest runway collection by Belgian fashion house Ann Demeulemeester.
Interview by George Vavakis