EMBROIDERY ART

For some, embroidery evokes images of their grandmother's tea towels or covers of the cushions on the couch in the living room.

I seek to break through stereotypes and preconceptions and search between traditional and contemporary topics.


I focus on the differences and their connections, as opposed to the addiction to instant pleasure and mass production.

As with the drawings I make, I want to achieve the same fluidity and rawness. They offer the transition between two-dimensional compositions, patterns and directions and sometimes a bold use of color.

I challenge myself to portray the faces in a more realistic, raw and vulnerable way. Pushing the needle through the cloth, stitch by stitch, knot by knot until it slowly creates a whole.

Allon Verheul | Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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