The thought of embroidery doesn’t usually conjure images of psychologically chilling artwork, but Mauritzio Anzeri is about to change that.
This Italian-born, London-based artist’s upcoming exhibit at the Michael Hoppen Contemporary in London will turn your perspective of family photographs on its head.
Starting with a Photograph, runs from September 10, 2009 to October 12, 2009 and feature’s Anzeri’s work, along with five other artists—Robin Cracknell, Hannah Dakin, DY Kim, David Birkin and Gabriele Beveridge—who challenge the limits of two-dimensional photography.
Anzeri uses old discarded family photographs to create 3D works by stringing colourful synthetic hair into a web of embroidery over the image. He typically focuses on facial features of a portrait—giving them a new mien with the bright thread. This interpretation of photography has a result of being a bit spooky, but it’s nothing we can’t handle.
If you live in London, take some time to wander over to the exhibit and check it out.