After yesterday stitching artist, I want to show you today the italian artist and stitching illustrator Maurizio Anzeri, who did already several illustrations for the fashion world, as well as free art works. His embroidery is most of time colorful sometime even a little bit creepy and he loves them on vintage photographs. Really interesting and always excited when I see some new work from him.
Maurizio Anzeri makes his portraits by sewing directly into found vintage photographs. His embroidered patterns garnish the figures like elaborate costumes, but also suggest a psychological aura, as if revealing the person’s thoughts or feelings. 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. The image used in Round Midnight is an early 20th century ‘glamour shot’ that at the time would have been considered titillating for both the girl’s nudity and ethnicity. Anzeri’s delicately stitched veil recasts the figure with an uncomfortable modesty, overlaying a past generation’s cross-cultural anxieties with an allusion to our own. ( via saatchi-gallery)