Monday, April 18, 2011

Maurizio Anzeri

Maurizio Anzeri makes her work by sewing directly onto found photographs to create an elabrate piece of an embroidery suggesting the history of the photograph/ person, almost trying to reveal their thoughts or feelings.

"Sometimes the image comes straight away, suggested by a detail on a dress or in the background, but with the majority of them I spend a lot of time drawing. Once the drawing is done, I pierce the photo with a set of needle-like tools I invented and take the paper away; the holes are obsessively paced at the same distance to convey an idea of geometry. When I begin the stitching something else happens, drawing will never do what thread will – the light changes, and at some points you can lose the face, and at others you can still see under it.”- Maurizio Anzeri

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