Maurizio Anzeri

Left: Maurizio Anzeri, Angelo, 2010, Right: Maurizio Anzeri, Nadia, 2010

image via Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead.

Maurizio Anzeri, Giovanni, 2009, photographic print with embroidery, 51 x 41 cm

image above via Saatchi Gallery, London.

Maurizio Anzeri, Bernard, 2010, embroidery on photograph, 24 x 18 cm

Maurizio Anzeri, Marianna, 2010, embroidery on photograph, 24 x 18 cm

two images above via Luce Gallery, Torino.

Currently at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead: Maurizio Anzeri.

Using portraits from the 1930s and 1940s collected at flea markets, Anzeri overlays abstract designs by sewing intricately patterned threads directly onto the photographic surface. Obscuring part of the photograph he both hides and heightens certain features of the face. His precise juxtapositions transform the discarded image, giving his portraits a disquieting and psychological presence.

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a song for the weekend, and holding hands in an art museum.


Vetiver – It’s Beyond Me – Errant Charm

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