Maurizio Anzeri Exhibited at The Saatchi Gallery

Maurizio Anzeri
Round Midnight

2009

Embroidery on print

62 x 45 cm

Maurizio Anzeri makes his portraits by sewing directly into found vintage photographs. His embroidered patterns garnish the figures like elaborate costumes, but also suggest a psychological aura, as if revealing the person’s thoughts or feelings. The antique appearance of the photographs is often at odds with the sharp lines and silky shimmer of the threads. The combined media gives the effect of a dimension where history and future converge. The image used in Round Midnight is an early 20th century ‘glamour shot’ that at the time would have been considered titillating for both the girl’s nudity and ethnicity. Anzeri’s delicately stitched veil recasts the figure with an uncomfortable modesty, overlaying a past generation’s cross-cultural anxieties with an allusion to our own.

Maurizio Anzeri
Nicola

2011

Embroidery on photograph

23 x 17 cm
Maurizio Anzeri
Enrico

2014

Embroidery on photograph

18 x 13 cm
Maurizio Anzeri
Leopold

2014

Embroidery on photograph

38 x 30 cm
Maurizio Anzeri
Mia

2014

Embroidery on photograph

48cm x 33cm
Maurizio Anzeri
Mio

2014

Embroidery on photograph

48 x 33 cm
Maurizio Anzeri
I will be with you the night of your wedding

2013

Embroidery on photograph

21 x 15.5 cm
Maurizio Anzeri
Giovanni

2009

Photographic print with embroidery

51 x 41 cm
Maurizio Anzeri
Rebecca

2009

Embroidery on found photograph

20.5 x 15.5 cm
Maurizio Anzeri
Penny

2009

Embroidery on found photograph

24 x 13 cm
Maurizio Anzeri
Yvonne

2011

Embroidery on photograph

25 x 19.5 cm
Maurizio Anzeri
Robert

2011

Embroidery on photograph

24 x 18 cm
Maurizio Anzeri
Rita

2011

Embroidery on photograph

23.5 x 17.5 cm
Maurizio Anzeri
Lille

2011

Embroidery on photograph

23 x 17 cm
Maurizio Anzeri
Edith

2011

Embroidery on photograph

23 x 16.5 cm
Maurizio Anzeri
Marcel

2011

Embroidery on photograph

23 x 17.8 cm
Maurizio Anzeri
Profile Pink

2012

Embroidery on photo

22.5 x 16.5 cm
Maurizio Anzeri
Profile Yellow

2012

Embroidery on photo

23.5 x 18cm

Maurizio Anzeri's Biography

Maurizio Anzeri
Born in 1969 Loano, Italy
Lives and works in London, UK



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2017
Lay it on the line, Haines Gallery, San Francisco US
Profiles, Public Commission, Shanghai China

2016
MANY, Haines Gallery VOLTANY, New York US

2015
VaPensiero, FANTOM photofoundation Milano, Italy

2014
“SeconHand” Pier24 Photography SF room 7, San Francisco CA (cat.)

2013
But It Is Not Late, It Is Only Dark, CHAPTER Arts Centre, Cardiff - UK

2011
Maurizio Anzeri, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

2010
The Garden Party, Q Forum, London
Darwins Tears, Luce Gallery, Turin, Italy
Lunatico, Galerie Rupert Pfan, Dusseldorf

2009
I will buy the flowers myself, Riflemaker Gallery - London
Family Day, Galleria IMAGE Furini, Arezzo – Italy

2006
Places, Galleria Palladio, Lugano - Svizzera


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2017
The King and I, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai China

2016
...ma l'amor mio non muore, Collezione Alloggia, Museo Ivan Bruschi Arezzo Italy (cat.)
Ho visto un Re, Palazzo Reale, Milano Italy
Allure, C/O Musuem, Berlin Germany
The Photographers Gallery - PhotoLondon, London UK
A take on vintage photography, Photography Musuem VitoLuckas, Vilnius Lithuania

2015
Alexander MCQueen Savage Beauty, V&A London UK
The Needle's Eye, National Musuem, Oslo Norway
the Mapmaker's Dream, Haines Gallery, San Francisco CA

2014
Portrait Gallery – Bavarian State Opera, Munich – Germany
SecondHand, Pier24 Phothography SF, San Francisco CA (cat.)
The Needle’s Eye, KODE Museum, Bergen Norway (cat.)

2013
The Constructed View, UK Photography Now, Dong Gang Museum Of Photography -Korea

2012
CAPOGIRO, Museo Di Stato Della Repubblica Di San Marino
MIART Milano Italy

2011
Make up, Galleria A Palazzo, Brescia, Italy
Intersection, Marlborough Gallery, Chelsea, NY
Version and Diversions, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin

2010
Limited/ Unlimited, La Pelanda MACRO, Roma
Faces- Monica De Cardenas, Milan
Newspeak: British Art Now, Saatchi Gallery, London
ParisPhoto, Photographers Gallery, London

2009
Time is a Sausage, Domobaal, London
One Night in Paris, The Photographer’s Gallery PARISPHOTO 2009
Starting with a photograph, Michael Hoppen Contemporary – London
The Photographic Object, The Photographer’s Gallery – London
VOODOO, Riflemaker – London

2008
CONCRETE and GLASS, Saatchi Online at Beach Blanket Babylon – London
The Beautiful Children, The Wharf Road Project – London
Whispers of Immortality, Natalia Goldin Gallery – Stockholm, Sweden
The Sovereign European ArtPrize, Somerset House - London
L'Angelo Sigillato,Museo Icone Russe - Peccioli, Italy curated by Rita Selvaggio
Falling from an apple tree by mistake, WILDE gallery – Berlin, Germany
3am eternal,Alexandre POLLAZZON Gallery - London
ARTE FIERA Bologna, Italy

2007
Drifting CloudsGalleria IMAGEFurini - Arezzo, Italy, curated by Rita Selvaggio

2006
Museo CAMEC, Biennale Europea Arti Visive - LaSpezia, Italy. Curated by Bruno Cora
Kunsthalle?- Locarno Film Festival – Locarno, Svizzera

2005
SLADE, MA Show - London