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Angelo Filomeno embroidery

Underwater kingdom ruled by Jewel-like creatures, from Scorpions and beatles to Seahorses. Angelo Filomeno embroidery

Beatle and Scorpio. Angelo Filomeno embroidery

Angelo Filomeno embroidery
Currently exhibited in The House of Magic Affection (December 18, 2014 – January 31, 2015) embroidered paintings by Filomeno are truly masterpieces.
Born in 1963 in Ostuni, Italy, he made a successful career in the world of fashion and costume design. According to Filomeno, he has always wanted to be an artist. So, he decided to pursue a career as an artist in 1993. “Suddenly, my mind and my hands together will create beauty.” And so it happened.
In fact, Maestro works with different materials, from Shandong silk, chromium glass and feathers, to stainless steel. His art features the style, taste, and aesthetic elegance of his designs. In particular, in the series “Underwater kingdom” he embroidered dazzling figures of the underwater world.

Underwater kingdom ruled by Jewel-like creatures, from Scorpions and beatles to Seahorses

Jewel-like creatures, from Scorpions and beatles to Seahorses

“The Alchemist of death” – the top of elegance and taste of the dark arts. However, this series is not too large, and includes the image of fanged skulls, bones and skeletons, filled with the composition of this collection. Defined by craftsmanship of decorative details, themes rely heavily on Baroque, Medieval and Renaissance images of life and death. Made on silk, they hit the sinister beauty of the world of Angelo Filomeno embroidery.

Born in the town of Ostuni, Italy, in 1963, Angelo Filomeno learned needlework from his mother, seamstress, embroiderer, and from the tailor, whose disciple he was. The son of a blacksmith and a dressmaker, he worked in the fashion industry in Milan before moving to New York in 1992. There he created elaborate costumes for theatrical productions. Over the years, he has exhibited his work in New York, Milan, Paris and Miami.

Filomeno’s art work included in several public collections. In particular, the Centre Pompidou, Paris; 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa; 21C Museum, Louisville; and Museum of Art & Design, New York. Besides, recently featured at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York in the exhibition Re:Collection.

Noteworthy, in 2015 Filomeno’s work will appear at the exhibition Threaded at the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech opening on February 12. The House of Magic Affection is Filomeno’s third exhibition with Galerie Lelong. Angelo Filomeno lives in New York.

Angelo Filomeno embroidery