‘It Came From The Sky’ – The Embroidered Secrets of Maurizio Anzeri (Pt. 2)
In the post “The Emboridered Secrets of Maurizio Anzeri (Pt. 1)” I displayed some of the incredible works from Italian artist Maurizio Anzeri. The works in the last post carried a primarily vintage style, these however, take his talents into the modern realms. Shifting from his previous project to his current practice, Maurizio says that he is interested in everything a photograph represents. When travelling, he visits flea markets and collects photographs that are later transformed into pieces of art. His portraits maintain the quality of a photograph but then start to become three-dimensional something that prompted him to invent the term: ”photo-sculpture”. It is this three-dimensional element, achieved through embroidery and the form of intervention it brings that transforms the portraits into photo-sculptures. Maurizio’s career is booming and growing and there is no stopping. In Baltic, he is going to present 25 small portraits from the past, another 12 new pieces of embroidery and four sculptures. He was fortunate to work with great minds likeAlexander McQueen and Isabella Blow and confesses that he stayed in London because of the people he met. He was picked up by Charles Saatchi, and exhibited at his gallery in the exhibition Newspeak: British Art Now, an exhibition that received great coverage and media attention. Check out ‘It Came From The Sky’.