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Embroidered dance by Jose Romussi

Dance. Anna Pavlova. Embroidered dance by Jose Romussi

Outstanding ballerina Anna Pavlova. Embroidered dance by Jose Romussi

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. In particular, Anna Pavlova, Vaslav Nijinsky, Alla Shelest, Tamara Karsavina, Olga Spessivtseva, Diana Gould, Susie Presley, and 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

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

According to Jose Romussi, his work is a constant search to express and represent his ideas. “My artworks are a reaction of my inspiration”. All starts with an image, that inspires him in certain way to do an embroidery that changes it into a new one. Also, he is always searching for a new sense of interpretation for his pieces. In addition, the artist says that he is not afraid of breaking a picture, he sees it as applying his own perception of beauty to them. Also, he likes to use the technique of using embroidery on paper, and in particular, on a photograph. Besides, sometimes by giving them a new identity or a different aesthetic concept, he gives a new emotion, a new life, and a new interpretation of beauty through embroidering.

Chilean artist Jose Romussi exhibited his artworks in his native Chile and abroad – Germany (2012, 2013), USA (2012, 2014), Italy (2012), and the UK (2012, 2013, 2014). In 2013 Jose Romussi received an award at the International Competition in Berlin.

Embroidered dance by Jose Romussi

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