This unlikely embroidery artist makes hilarious and touching works that nearly always feature an oversized penis. It is wonderful to see a revival of this almost lost art and the fact that it is combined with humour and bright colours makes it all the more beautiful.
We’re so used to seeing type in a digital or at best two-dimensional realm that we’re quite stumped by Manchester-based artist Sarah Greaves’ material approach to type with her mixed-media (textiles, wood and metal) work, Embroidered Graffiti, where she drills and sews through everyday objects such as bananas, doors, sinks and toasters to thread delicate words into them.
I came across Hammen’s embroidery and sweaters a while ago and couldn’t stop thinking about them. Her embroidery reminds me of someone’s sketchbook of experiments. Her combination of stitching, beadwork and knitting comes together in a wonderful eclectic way. I would love to see her supply closet.
This is embroidery at its best. Jazmin Berakha, an emerging artist from Buenos Aires, just had her solo show open at the Miau Miau Gallery. The show is named La noche del cazador (Night of the Hunter) and reveals a variety of carefully embroidered works with beautiful patterns and combinations.
My embroidered human/animal series is my most recent work. Each piece takes between forty and fifty hours to complete. This series was recently exhibited at the Emily Carr University Grad show as I’ve just graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts.
I admire how Chilean artist Jose Rimussi brings new life to vintage photos. Who knew those needles and threads laying around at home could create such lovely art pieces when combined with vintage photos?
Brooklyn-based illustrator Aya Kakeda has used a wide range of materials for her Yoshitomo Nara-esque images, but there’s something particularly compelling about her embroidered work. The constraints and distortions inherent in the medium suggests a struggle and a roughness not apparent in her other work and fits nicely with some of her folky subject matter and child-like narratives.