This exhibition of new works by Angelo Filomeno consists of both two-dimensional and three-dimensional embroidered works on silk shantung. Filomeno’s lavish scenes and organic forms are painstakingly “painted” with a sewing machine and hoop onto the fabric, which is then stretched over linen. Filomeno details these narrative scenes with an appliquéd spray of crystals and semi-precious gemstones, flaunting both his fantastical conceptions and his craftsmanship.
Filomeno was born in Ostuni, Italy and has been sewing since the age of seven as an apprentice to a local tailor. He attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Lecce, Italy where he received a degree in painting and went on to Milan to work in the design studios of major fashion houses. Since 1992, he has been living and working in New York City.