Melissa Zexter's Embroidered Photography

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 24, 2014
For many years Melissa Zexter has combined the slow and meditative process of hand-sewn embroidery with the technologically more immediate medium of photography. Her portraits and figurative work explore identity and representations of femininity.

Embroidered Paintings by Pauline MM Nijenhuis

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 14, 2013
In Dutch artist Pauline MM Nijenhuis' series "Slow Scapes," the artist explores the contradictions of inertia vs. speed and hardness vs. softness by banding them both together, 'combining soft embroidery and acrylic as an exciting contrast in texture and layering.

Embroidery and Drawings by Caroline Hwang

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 09, 2013
We haven't checked in with the work of Caroline Hwang in quite some time, and we just noticed she has been creating these fantastic embroidery illustrations recently. The Brooklyn-based artist has been doing work for the NY Times, New York Magazine, RVCA, and Starbucks in Taiwan... which means that Starbucks in Taiwan is up to some good stuff. 

More Embroidery Work from Ana Teresa Barboza

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 04, 2013
We have posted the work of Ana Teresa Barboza before and came across some more of her embroidery art this morning. Her combination of embroidery and mixed media makes for an almost 3D experience! 

Embroidered Architecture by Stephanie Clark

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 09, 2013
Salt Lake City-based artist Stephanie Clark paints with thread. "The process of transforming string into art struck me as something visually stimulating with complexity." Referring to it as her "way down the rabbit hole," Clark has created a system of sweing the threads in a sequence that ultimately "gives the illusion of a certain vaule or color. The direction in which the threads are sewn mimic the way the lines are layred in a drawing to give the hint of depth, volume, and form."

Embroidered Portraits by Maurizio Anzeri

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 31, 2013
This morning we take a look at Italian artist, Maurizio Anzeri, who embroiders elaborate patterns upon found photographs, crating a beautiful combination of vintage and contemporary style. "The antique appearance of the photographs is often at odds with the sharp lines and silky shimmer of the threads. The combined media gives the effect of a dimension where history and future converge."

Reena Makwana's Embroidered Illustrations

Illustration // Thursday, July 18, 2013
Reena Makwana produces illustrations using embroidery, objects, drawings and print. The subject matter of her embroidered works include everything from vignettes of everyday life to portraits of sci fi heroines. She also runs a project called 'Nest Gallery', which involves creating projects and events aimed at showcasing the work of female artists.

Grayson Perry's Tapestries

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 01, 2013
This morning we take a look at Grayson Perry's series of tapestries entitled "The Vanity of Small Differences." The series is beginning a tour in Sunderland, England. Perry is the winner of the 2003 Turner Prize and uses ceramics and other art forms to comment on societal injustices and hypocrisies through a "variety of historical and contemporary themes."

The Work of Eko Nugroho

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Indonesian artist Eko Nugrho's work is grounded in both local traditions and global pop culture. The influence of traditional Indonesian batik and embroidery styles is combined with heavy influences from contemporary street art, graffiti and comics. Eko works in a variety of media including murals, sculpture, animation, and tapestry. He currently resides in Yogyakarta, one of the country's major art centers.

New Embroidered Portraits from Cayce Zavaglia

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Cayce Zavaglia is back with some new and impressive embroidery work. Done in a hyper-realistic for with incredible layered detail, Cayce uses crewel embroidery wool and has taken the qualities of oil painting by mixing her thread colors to mimic brushstrokes. Amazing.
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