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.
Illustration // Monday, May 21, 2012
MaricorMaricar aka Maricor and Maricar Manalo are a twin-sized studio that create hand crafted illustrations using embroidery and paper cut outs. They have produced work for album covers, animations, music videos, posters and exhibitions. They are obsessed with lines and texture and look for patterns everywhere.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 18, 2012
First we had to get over the fact that artist Inge Jacobsen did not include Juxtapoz in her stitched magazine cover series, and then we started to appreciate the Irish-Danish by way of England artist's work. And, we love how she included both the front and back of her works to assess.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 19, 2011
This is one of those mornings where we love the Internet. Seriously, how great are these embroidered x-rays by Philadelphia-based Matthew Cox? In a world of the occasional sameness, this is just a great original series. This is Cox' comment on the ever-increasing presence of photography in contemporary art.