The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Sybille Hotz

Contemporary embroidery art via Mr X Stitch

Sybille Hotz is an embroidery artist from Berlin. She graduated from the HBK Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig and completed a Master of Fine Arts at the Arnheim Atelier.

Sybille Hotz's Anatomical Embroideries

Her work concentrates on bodies, their parts and what can happen to them. She uses embroidery, machine stitching and quilting techniques to create large scale pieces of work.

Sybille Hotz's Anatomical Embroideries

She takes inspiration from first aid manuals, and anatomical drawings to create works that are simple and yet contain dramatic elements. She also creates three-dimensional works, including these body parts which are both charming and slightly macabre.

Sybille Hotz's Anatomical Embroideries

Her Korpermuster series features two girls wrestling one another. The installation pieces portray the fight over a series of panels – the dangling threads do a great job of emphasising the struggle between the two warriors.

Sybille Hotz's Anatomical Embroideries

Sybille’s work is playful and humourous, and yet laced with darkness. The scale of her works, which isn’t really obvious in the pictures contained herein, is quite impressive, and they have a simply elegance that is quite endearing.

Find out more about Sybille’s work, and the many places that she has exhibited, at her website.


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