Nicola Samori Italy Known for the intensity of preserving antiquated styles and themes in his paintings. Samorì creates moody and atmospheric pieces that weigh heavily both physically and metaphorically. The creation of each of his compositions is marked by ceremony before a systematic deconstruction. Baroque-inspired oil paintings on wood, or copper, purposefully destroyed. Process entails marking his painted figures with a palette knife or diluent.
Photographer Richard Burbridge, Italian artist Maurizio Anzeri and stylist Robbie Spencer created these string art portraits that combine black and white photography and intricate string work to make the images vibrant, 3D pieces. I am really digging this photo embroidery trend.