Silke Krah is a mixed media artist from Siegen, Germany. She works with a wide range of media, but we’re going to concentrate on her embroideries.
Her “Sewn Pictures” series present macabre machine stitched vignettes of death.
They are simple, and yet their simplicity adds to their darkness, reminiscent of the drawings of very, very disturbed children.
And then there’s her embroidered portraits of “Sexy Things”.
I really like the use of cross hatched stitches to provide depth. And the imagery reminds me of classic erotica from the 1980’s.
These are great pieces, laced with a terrificly dark humour.
She has more pieces in this series, but they’re a bit NFSW, so we won’t show them here… I’d check back on Saturday for those if I was you!
You can find out more about her and explore her other works on her website.
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