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Embroidered dance by Jose Romussi

Dance. Anna Pavlova. Embroidered vintage black & white photograph by Chilean artist Jose Romussi

Dance. Anna Pavlova. Embroidered dance by Jose Romussi

Landscape designer by education, Chilean artist Jose Romussi has become known for his embroidered prints and collages. This series of thread art features vintage ballet dancers of the Ballets Russes, who were real stars of the time – Anna Pavlova, Vaslav Nijinsky, Alla Shelest, Tamara Karsavina, Olga Spessivtseva, Diana Gould, Susie Presley, Diana Adams.
Inspired by vintage black & white photographs, Romussi uses them as the base for stitching colorful thread lines to the picture, thus giving the old costumes a new vision. Since 2011 the self-taught visual artist Jose Romussi lives and works in Berlin.

Dance. Nijisky and Tamara Karsavina. Embroidered vintage black & white photographs by Chilean artist Jose Romussi

Dance. Russian ballet dancers Vaslav Nijinsky and Tamara Karsavina. Embroidered vintage black & white photographs by Chilean artist Jose Romussi

“My work is a constant search to express and represent my ideas. My artworks are a reaction of my inspiration. This starts with an image, that inspires me in certain way to do an embroidery that changes it into a new one. I am always searching for a new sense of interpretation for my pieces. My technique of using thread as the medium to merge different time spaces. I am not afraid of breaking a picture, the important thing for me is using embroidery, a technique not usually used on paper, and even on a photograph, I intervene images by applying my own perception of beauty to them. Sometimes by giving them a new identity or a different aesthetic concept. It’s the chance to give a new emotion, a new life, a new interpretation of beauty through embroidering”.

Alla Shelest. Embroidered vintage black & white photographs by Chilean artist Jose Romussi

Russian ballerina Alla Shelest. Embroidered vintage black & white photographs by Chilean artist Jose Romussi

The artworks by Chilean artist Jose Romussi were exhibited in his native Chile and abroad – Germany (2012, 2013), USA (2012, 2014), Italy (2012), UK (2012, 2013, 2014). In 2013 Jose Romussi was awarded at 2013 International Competition in Berlin

Diana Gould

Diana Gould

Dance Susie Presley

Dance Susie Presley

Dance Yellow

Dance Yellow

Dance Blue

Dance Blue

Dance Diana Adams

Dance Diana Adams

Dance Ellen Moylan

Dance Ellen Moylan

Dance Gipsy

Dance Gipsy

Dance Nijisky and Tamara Karsavina

Dance Nijisky and Tamara Karsavina

Dance Pa de quatre

Dance Pa de quatre

Dance S.N

Dance S.N

Dance SN green

Dance SN green

Embroidered dance by Chilean artist Jose Romussi

Embroidered dance by Chilean artist Jose Romussi

Embroidered dance by Chilean artist Jose Romussi

Embroidered dance by Chilean artist Jose Romussi

Embroidered dance by Jose Romussi

Embroidered vintage black & white photographs by Chilean artist Jose Romussi

Embroidered vintage black & white photographs by Chilean artist Jose Romussi

Embroidered vintage black & white photographs by Chilean artist Jose Romussi

Embroidered dance by Jose Romussi

Embroidered vintage black & white photographs by Chilean artist Jose Romussi

Embroidered dance by Jose Romussi

Embroidered vintage black & white photographs by Chilean artist Jose Romussi

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