I fortuitously stumbled upon American artist Suzanna Scott on Instagram where she has a fantastic feed of her work and art process. You can follow her here (and you can follow me here!) Without knowing this lady I feel as if we are somewhat kindred spirits creatively as we are both, seemingly, fascinated by old things and express ourselves through various disciplines including stitch, collage and assemblage. Born in 1974 Suzanna Scott lives and works in Springfield Missouri where she: …explores visual ideas that are in and of the body. She continues to work with a range of materials, from stone to paper, and frequently incorporates found objects into her pieces… You can discover more about this inspiring artist here.
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. 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… Source. 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.
Heather Goodwind is a well-travelled American artist who is, today, based in Portland, Oregon having lived in Buenos Aires and a small Argentine coastal town called Santa Teresita, Argentina for 12 years. In 2007 – 2008 she spent a year in China studying calligraphy and watercolour with various artists which greatly influenced her work. In her own words: I am fascinated by the invisible things in life. Thoughts, emotions and fears present themselves to me as shapes, creatures and landscapes. I am most interested in the tension that exists between these things and the relationship that they invariably have with the ‘other’, myself or the viewer. I give fleeting thoughts as much consideration as monumental ideas: nothing is more important than anything else and every small thing has its place. This gives the works a cumulative effect: the parts clarify the whole. Personally I love the fluidity, faux simplicity and subtlety of colour of her work and admire the boldness of her compositions. I also appreciate the visual sense of slight unease she creates in …
A. Ruiz Villar is a Catalan artist – born and based in Barcelona. He graduated from the Escola Massana Art School in 1996. … His work is created around time as the most powerful sign of fear. Maps explained under the effects of scars. Scars as the representation of what we learned from injuries. His plastic path shows there is nowhere to go, and no rest. The map changes as much as reality does, so, there is no peace. And that’s the way it should be. Ruiz’s work claims we should never find a certainty. There’s no way to walk free from fear… Profound and graphic his work is highly considered and engaging and through juxtaposition of colour, form and space creates feelings of balance and unease – the eternal dicotomy of all our striving and lives.