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."
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."
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.
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.
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.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 10, 2013
We are enjoying the work of Candace Couse this morning. Candace is a visual artist who primarily works in installation and video. Her work examines the "basic human need to acquire territory as a prerequisite to identity, as well as the loss of security and anxiety that comes with disorientation." See her paitings, installations, and videos after the jump...
Juxtapoz // Friday, December 07, 2012
Embroidery on photos isn’t anything new, but Jose Ignacio Romussi Murphy has made it looking absolutely terrific. Taking vintage photos he’s collected over the years, the young artist intricately weaves a palette of sonorous colors.
Erotica // Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Nike Schroeder is a Berlin-based artist who creates embroidered illustrations. In her 'Fleshideal' series, Schroeder examines the idealized beauty of the female body in a diptych of life sized nude women intertwined with one another. Both carefully composed and seemingly unfinished, Schroeder leaves loose ends of thread to hang out of her pieces like possible accidents.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, October 14, 2012
'Endlessly curious. My work primarily involves the use of embroidery. I am interested in collapsing the boundaries between traditional and popular cultures and exploring the links that exist between these two. My work examines how this particular mishmash manifests itself in modern times, especially concerning modern youths...'
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 03, 2012
Being that is is Labor Day, we are thinking of things that take a long time to make. So how about taking an old fashioned portrait, and then adding some contemporary flair to it in the vein of Stacey Page. She embroiders over portraits with her own stitching style, adding a bit of color and humor to an otherwise mundane shot.