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An Artist To Inspire: Maurizio Anzeri

The Italien artist Maurizio Anzeri lives and works in London, UK. Born in Loiano, Italy, in 1969 he studied at the Camberwell College of Fine Arts and The Slade obtaining an MA in Fine Art and Sculpture in 2005.

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Mia. Maurizio Anzeri 2014.

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Maurizio Anzeri makes his portraits by sewing directly into found vintage photographs. His embroidered patterns garnish the figures like elaborate costumes, but also suggest a psychological aura, as if revealing the person’s thoughts or feelings. The antique appearance of the photographs is often at odds with the sharp lines and silky shimmer of the threads…

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Enrico. Maurizio Anzeri 2014.

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Profile Yellow. Maurizio Anzeri 2014.

Personally I love stitch as a form of creative expression and appreciate the skill and patience required to sew these works. As an ex Antique Dealer the appropriation of vintage photographs repurposed appeals to my sense of time as a linear affair. By obscuring the face of the subject the works hint at the hidden layers of existence and creates a mysterious energy.

 

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