Gucci Stampede Pink by Stephen Wilson
The larger background is created by embroidering directly through luxury boxes and them collaging those pieces into a background. The smaller stampede is created using a luxury bag or box that is embroidered and mounted as a background. All of the horses in the stampedes are created using up-cycled luxury scarves that are stitched and then laser cut onto the box.
Size: 24" W x 12" H x 2" Deep
Blending predominantly traditional embroidery techniques with 3D printing, laser engraving, painting and found objects, Wilson’s manipulation of multiple materials produces wholly unique works of art. His work reflects high fashion influences, traditional craft and quilting techniques, and a pop-culture aesthetic. His pieces often contain millions of embroidery stitches and take hundreds of hours to create.
When you examine one of his pieces closely, you will notice that each line is created with thread. Fashion influence is prevalent in his work, expressed through the use of luxury packaging and designer fabrics such as Hermès silk, Chanel wool, Ralph Lauren denim, among others. Through this reinterpretation of textiles and found-object assemblage, Stephen’s work evokes questions regarding luxury consumerism and high - low art distinctions. He is influenced by contemporary art, pop art, street art, graffiti and iconography, as well as traditional quilting and handcrafts.