Lorenzo Nanni born in Italy, is a 34 years old textile artist living and working in Paris. He specialized in embroidery.
I use natural minerals and materials: felt, silks, cotton fabrics & threads, wools & fibers, glass and precious stones (Quartz, jade…). I use bones too, along with woods, metals and rhodoïds. It was spontaneous for me to choose these types of materials because my pieces are inspired by flora, fauna and anatomy. I have a lot of respect for nature and animals.
On my production method, I always begin with a sketch. Then I move to pattern-construction, dying then assembling fibers and finally embroidery. The time of the process can vary from 10 days up to 9 months of work, depending on the objects. Some pieces require 100 hours of embroidering. They are all unique pieces.The use of fiber has never been lost; the textile has always accompanied the painting as a form of decorative art, and has undergone the changes of time and civilization; suffered the influence of shapes, volumes and materials.
Retro Sailor Senshi! I really wanted to draw my favorite sailor scouts in a way that would reflect my vintage sensibilities ;). Moonie has victory rolls, Mars had Betty page-esque hair and Neptune has that beautiful “Old Hollywood glamour hair” … Yes… Hair is very important. Lol.
FINALLY made my Orange Is The New Black pin ups! I’ve been meaning to make these for ever! By now, I hope that everyone has finished both seasons of OITNB, but I still tried to not make any spoilers toooo obvious…
Here are some of my favorite characters! More to come tomorrow!