Thursday, July 5, 2012

Izziyana Suhaimi

Izziyana Suhaimi's unusual pen, ink and embroidered portraiture explores the convergence between traditional and popular culture. 

As with most successful mixed-media works, I love the combination of different materials and textures, but I think that these are especially successful in their use of embroidery as fashion choice. Whether its a pattern that's obscuring or enhancing the figure, the thread-as-clothing is as much of an integral and compelling part of the work as the portrait itself.

(Images © Izziyana Suhaimi. Via sho & tell)

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