Sytze Roos has woven for more than fourty years. He had his first training at the cultic site of Sätergläntan in Sweden, where the people of the crafts, from handicrafts to trade guilds, met and still meet in dialoge about the very fact of being part of a cultural landscape that is wholly dependent on relevant meeting and learning places. With his own craft Sytze Roos has explored his limits – human, textile and artistic. Irrespective of the passing waves of fashion and style -trends and snobberies- that have drawn the contours of the textile idiom in his time, he has intuitivily chosen to follow a particular path.
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Quitly he built up an awareness that he must search for something more then craftmenship and the culture-born tradition within a single area. Slowly, by inscrutable paths, the contours of a spiritual brotherhood emerged. Kasimir Malevitsch formed a starting-point. Three fixed points of reference made good sense in terms of the studies to which Sytze Roos himself turned : the influence of an original paesent culture, stringency in the use of colours and the exploration of a rigorous constructivism softened by the textile material.