The luxury handbag brand Onesixone was pleased to have Anna Talens’s collaboration for one of its exclusive handbag collections. Anna Talens is a Spanish artist born in Valencia and nowadays established in Berlin. Anna is Fine Arts Doctor and an artist too. Although she has done her degree and her doctorate in Valencia, she has many other international studies. Among the countries where she has developed academically and professionally are Germany, Australia and United Kingdom.
Annas´s work is based on the encounter between her own experiences along with the different objects that appear in her way. Annas´s main inspiration are objects. In an article for the blog “Una habitación propia” she said that she played with the real dimension of objetcs, their texture and the capacity of evocation. In Anna Talens’ words:
“The object itself is a narrative that helps me to build an identity”
Materials and inspiration
Anna gives a great importance to each material that she uses in her works. Therefore, when choosing them, she does it so delicatelly and carefully. The selection is usually made according to the poetic value. She usually uses materials that stand out because of their age or their origin. Materials are art for her.
She usually opts for those objects that come from nature. Anna loves working with her own hands. She usually enjoys this part so much. Some of the most outstanding materials and used are silk, copper, glass and paper, among others.
Anna sometimes doesn´t find usefulness to objects from the beginning. Many times the inspiration comes later and that is when it gives them usefulness. Because of all this, she usually has the materials and objects in her studio. In this way it serves as inspiration. Some examples of materials she has used are on her website.
Anna Talens worked a few months ago with the company of luxury handbags Onesixone. This collaboration has consisted of designing an exclsuive collection of handbags. This collaboration was with Adrián Salvador. She has also worked with artisans of Ubrique.
The exclusive design of this collection called Endless consisted in the design of luxury handbags, shaping their work and connecting it with the golden ratio. Because this the design has figures of the golden circle and infinite. These figures usually represent eternity and existential philosophy. As for the colors, the collaborating artista opts for basic colors.
Onesixone designs each season a different and exclusive collection of only 161 units. Units that give name to the brand. These collections of exclusive brand handbags are carried out by different artists. Anna is one of these artists selected to collaborated with the Brand.