Maurizio Anzeri


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Herieth,  for Dazed and Confused, 2011*

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Miles, for Dazed and Confused, 2011*

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Dempsey, for Dazed and Confused*

* Anzeri Interview about thecollaboration with Richard Burbridge and Robbie Spencer for Dazed and Confused

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Phase 2, 2010, embroidery on photograph, 42 x 29.7 cm

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Phase 4, 2010, embroidery on photograph,  42 x 29.7 cm.

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Phase 1, 2010, embroidery on photograph, 42 x 29.7 cm.

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Formula C, 2010, embroidery on photograph, 24 x 18 cm

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Formula A, 2010, embroidery on photograph, 24 x 18 cm.

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Marianna, 2010, embroidery on photograph, 24 x 18 cm.

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Bernard, 2010, embroidery on photograph, 24 x 18 cm.

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Angelo,  from the “Let Them Play” series, 2010

About the Artist

Born in Loiano, Italy in 1969, Maurizio Anzeri studied Sculpture and Graphic Design at the Camberwell College of Fine Arts (1996 -99) and at The Slade School of Fine Art, London (2002-2005) obtaining an MA in Fine Art and Sculpture. He lives and works in London, England.

Artist Statement

I work with sewing, embroidery and drawing to explore the essence of signs in their physical manifestation. I take inspiration from my own personal experience and observation of how, in other cultures, bodies themselves are treated as living graphic symbols. I then use sewing and embroidery in a further attempt to re-signify, and mark the space with a man-made sign, a trace. The intimate human action of embroidery is a ritual of making and reshaping stories and history of these people. I am interested in the relation between intimacy and the outer world. (more)

“I put tracing paper over the photo and draw on the face until it develops. ……When I begin the stitching something else happens, drawing will never do what thread will.” (more)

Maurizio Anzeri Bio

Maurizio Anzeri Show at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

Maurizio Anzeri prints at The Photographers’ Gallery

Maurizio Anzeri’s Hair Sculptures