Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Knitted Art of Ivano Vitali

Ivano Vitali is an artist who uses paper to knit and crochet with. He creates his yarn by twisting newspaper strips together without using scissors or glue.
The colour of the paper is what gives the item its hue. It is possible (as he says on his web site) "to read the words and letters of the newspapers used to make jackets, waistcoats, gowns, objects as if they were art books documenting a moment in our history" " He uses the colours he finds in newspaper pages.

If he doesn't have enough in his own words "I mix them: when you see my works you can think of the effect that pointillists created by juxtaposing colours and combining them in such a way to have the perception of a different colour. The final effect is that of a mélange “fabric”.

The objects and garments are all amazing but I'm most fascinated by the garments.

He is a classically trained artist who attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna from 1969 to 1973.

There is much more of his work to see over here on Ivano's website.

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