Monday, January 9, 2012

It Came From the Sky

I just came across this Italian born artist Maurizio Anzeri and I am really digging what he is doing. He describes his art as photo-sculptures and I find it to be extremely unique, a little creepy and all the while remaining beautiful and exciting.  Here’s a bit more about him from Dazed Digital…

Maurizio Anzeri is an Italian artist who turns vintage photographs into canvases. Using different coloured threads, he traces portraits with stitches and transforms ghost like images into eye catching, intricate designs. Anzeri’s elaborate needle-work set against somber backgrounds results in a sharp juxtaposition; and despite the history of both the technique and the images used, he produces work which treads new ground. In doing so, he challenges our attitudes towards the relevance of traditional techniques in contemporary art.” 

Check out the rest of the article here.

All Photos found here.

Another great article about him can be found here.

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