Olga Khokhlova, the enigmatic and beautiful dancer, never quite achieved fame or success as a ballerina; instead, she left the famed Russian dance company Ballet Russes upon falling in love with Pablo Picasso. Picasso of course, went on to find life long inspiration in the world famous dance company, and Olga, long gone but not [...]
Just how good is Izziyana Suhaimi? Let us count the ways: the Singaporean artist embroiders to pinpoint perfection, dabbles with watercolor, and obviously knows how to wield a pencil. And she tends to do all these things within a single piece of work. Izziyana first stumbled upon this hybrid technique while doing a school project [...]
Chilean artist Jose Romussi takes vintage black & white photograph of ballerina and saw over some colorful thread adding a playful touch to their frozen posture. If you like this kind of mixed media, you should also check the more complex work of Maurizio Anzeri.
Artist Emily Barletta’s makes her marks using a needle. Her meticulously embroidered thread on paper works remind us that there is beauty in repetition. I am certain the embroidering process of these works is a kind of meditation for her, I only wonder what she is thinking about when creating these graphic representations. What looks [...]
‘Blue grass, blue Coupe, blue b-ball hoop.’ editorial with Hana Soukupova by Kerry Hallihan for i-D WAAGHH! June 2007.