The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Victoria Martini

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Victoria Martini is an embroidery artist from Munich, Germany whose illustrative hand embroideries captures vignettes of nostalgic times packed with drama and style.

Victoria Martini - Stereotype hand embroidery

“I love in a way to copy artists that have also copied existing ideas (from other artists pictures or advertisements) and made a complete new picture or interpretation of it. Sometimes they just made little changes and the meaning of the picture is different. 

“In the last month I studied Roy Lichtenstein and focused on the following pictures: “Still life with a cash box”, “Still life with a Dossier” and “Still life with a Table Lamp” all made in the year 1976. 

Victoria Martini - The Bust hand embroidery

“I started a series of four pictures and took the colours blue, black and white from the Roy Lichtenstein pictures and widen the still life theme as I integrated the human body, but you can’t really see them, so the focus is still on things in the pictures.” 

Victoria Martini - Dive hand embroidery

I really like Victoria’s work. The illustrative style of the work deliberately references the comic book artists of the past (via Lichtenstein et al.) and there is a classic feel to the pieces, despite their contemporary creation. There’s plenty more work to be seen on Victoria’s website, including mixed media pieces and painting – it’s great to see how her work has evolved – and be sure to follow her on Instagram to keep up to speed with her.

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