6x4 is a conceptual brand that takes its name from the dimensions of the label itself: 6 cm x 4 cm of the fabric stitched into the back of each garment. All manner of functional objects are produced under the label, from jewellery and clothing to furniture and home ware. Each piece is an unrepeatable. Often the materials are unique and the making processes experimental. Cultural histories, gender conventions and aesthetic contexts are taken apart and reconstructed into garments which acknowledge that human interactions with clothing are loaded with meaning and poetry. Clothing takes on a value of sentiment and memory as it creases to mimic the recesses of the body; as it tears and stains like the skin scars and stretches. Assimilate these garments, each as unique as any individual, into your personal identity and know that the visible self is a mirror to the invisible self.
It is the body of work of an individual who chooses to remain anonymous behind the label. It is the expression of the aesthetic universe this individual wants to create and inhabit. Manifest into physical reality from the realism of ideas and intentions through the making of simple functional objects, the philosophy of this universe is written in the physical and material attributes of the objects. For the creator this philosophy can be likened to the uncovering of an ancient buried city, exposed to them by each act of creation.
Our humaness is reflected in our objects and garments: to make tools and objects is an act that defines our species. The way we live with each other and with the earth is reflected in these artefacts of our survival, society and culture, these objects represent a way of living.