Thursday, April 21, 2011

Inge Jacobsen

A reader sent in a link to work by Inge Jacobsen. I especially love that she includes images of the backs of her work (click the images above to see in larger detail). Cross-stitching over existing photographs gives the work a depth that the stitching alone wouldn't convey. I love the look it gives, which is very similar to those by Cécile Jarsaillon who works in a similar fashion, to great effect.

Inge is a student in her final year of studying Fine Art Photography at Kingston University, London and her principle focus is on photography. However, she's recently turned to stitching over magazine advertisements and covers. From her statement:

The work I am currently making is an intervention into found images through embroidery, cutting, and collaging. The images I use are from women’s high fashion magazines and pornographic images found on the internet. These make up the basis of most of my work although I am starting to explore newspaper imagery as well. My main concern as an artist is how one responds to the mass of imagery in the world. Altering these is central to a lot of my work.

Her blog entries offer some insight into her thoughts (and misgivings) about stitching over photos that are interesting.

Link (Thanks, Alexandra!)

Also see:
Lauren DiCioccio
Cécile Jarsaillon
Maurizio Anzeri