Adipocere - “Vanitas” - hand embroidery on natural linen, cotton thread - 17.5 x 5cm (6.9”x2”)
Hand embroidery on natural linen, cotton thread.
17.5 x 5cm (6.9” x 2”)
Float mounted within wooden frame.
Adipocere (Melbourne, Australia), a self-taught hand embroidery artist, primarily creates their imagery for the therapeutic catharsis evoked through the medium. Their work focuses on displaying what they refer to as emotional self-portraiture while operating within the confines of a constantly developing, overarching fiction, one with small roots in reality but using motifs and symbolism to delineate concepts such as martyrdom, asceticism, existentialism, and the eventuality of death. Adipocere is inspired by their environmental science studies, focusing on misrepresented fauna and the point at which humanity intersects.
Adipocere has primarily displayed their work across the United States via the Hive Gallery, Light Grey Art Lab, Gristle Art Gallery, Paradigm Gallery, Last Rites Gallery, Stranger Factory and Superchief Gallery, as well as in their hometown via beinArt Gallery. As an emerging artist, they’ve been recently branded “Artist on the Rise” by the prolific Beautiful Bizarre magazine and have been published in the likes of Yen magazine and across digital blogs, including Haute Macabre and Bleaq.