These two large sgraffiti are the centrepieces of the showroom of a luxury plaster store in the centre of Amsterdam. The owner requested an Oriental tattoo design, Raquel researched these and developed variations on a classical Koi fish design.
By getting them out of their classic context, both design and technique acquire a new dimension, still their authenticity remains unchanged.
Over the past decades Raquel Rodrígues has specialized in the Renaissance technique of sgraffito, wall murals made out of lime plaster.
By overlaying multiple layers of multicoloured plaster and precisely carving while the mortar is still soft so as to reveal parts of the underlying layer, an image is formed. Once the plaster has dried, the result is a durable drawing made of lime stone.
These large scale wall decorations will catch the eye in any surrounding and can be made to your specifications or created by the artist.