A Miami-based atelier transforms original art into modern day rugs through technology and time-honored craftsmanship. Surkoya integrates artists’ works with: mills, weavers, dye masters and printers from around the world.
Founded by Russian painter Alexsandra “Sasha” Surkoya, the idea behind the concept is a reflection of her passion for art, craftsmanship, visual creativity and textiles. She opened her gallery during Art Basel Miami 2017 in the Art, Antiques & Design Mall in Miami to showcase Surkoya’s evolving collection of art rugs in collaboration with local and international artists.
Current artist collaborations include Canadian painter Amy B. Ballett, Spanish artist Noemi Ibarz, Russian painter Slava Gayun, Venezuelan artist Wuilfredo Soto, American artists Craig Kirk and Vaho Hazalia, and work from Sasha herself including a Portuguese Tiles Collection featuring textiles with “azulejos”, which reflects the epochs of culture, beauty and design of Portugal and Spain.
Surkoya’s art rugs are printed in Germany using digital textile printing technology to achieve a full-color spectrum with over 30,000 hues and screening capabilities to reproduce high-definition images on rugs with true contrast, superior accuracy, quality and texture.
For a sophisticated finishing touch, Surkoya uses hand cutters to ever so subtly add texture to a rug, as seen in the mosaic tiles collection. The art tapestry is made in a variety of textiles, including fine silk from India, the finest New Zealand wools and the softest polyester. Each numbered rug is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, authorized by the original artist. These original, one-of-a-king art pieces range in price starting from $4,150 for a high pile polyester print to $21,000 for a handmade silk rug from India.