A series of embroidered photographs by Japanese artist Satoru Aoyama. He uses photographs printed on different media as a base foundation then stitches over them, making every effort to disguise any evidence that the works are handmade. Aoyama believes that the black of thread is deeper than the black of any pigment and uses the material extensively in his embroidery. In terms of color, he creates his hues not as a result of mixing pigments, as with painting, but by assembling stitches in a fine pointillistic manner, like pixels on a computer monitor. The process of making is important to Aoyama and he hopes that viewers will appreciate the craft of embroidery and ultimately question the relationship between the images presented.
Images by Mizuma Art Gallery.