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.
“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”.
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