Dutch textile designer Eline Groeneweg-Bhatt moved to India almost 10 years ago. Since then she uses her studio practice to explore her surroundings. 

"It is simply impossible not to be influenced by the visual richness around me, and by the intensity and complexity that typifies life in India."

Her work is informed by multiple, often juxtaposed, realities that she observes in her local environment - from the foothills of the Indian Himalaya region, where she lived for a number of years, to desert state Gujarat, where she now has a home. 

Eline visualises her observations in an abstract form, writes reflections and translates her explorations into textiles.

She aims to give her work a meaning that is not about modern or traditional, familiar or strange, west or east, but as a matter of course unites manifold differences. Not either or, but and and.

Eline's work has been on display in Fashion and Textile Museum London, Fries Museum, Zuiderzeemuseum, Dutch Design Week and other galleries.

She has given talks and lectures at institutions such as National Institute of Design (NID), National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Nirma University, Gerrit Rietveld School of Art & Design and HZ University of Applied Science Middelburg.

For collaborations, commissions and other enquiries please contact: hello[at]studiobhatt.com