Les Artistes

"States of Mind" january - march 2014

Born in 1963 in Italy. Lives and works in New York.

Angelo Filomeno promotes textile tradition to the level of artistic creation. His works consist of beautiful machine-sewn embroidery on pieces of silk stretched over canvas, with details on crystal, glass, and semiprecious gemstones. The result of a great eye for detail, his embroidered paintings combine luxurious materials, intricate design and dark subject matters. He has a preference for themes such as mortality, isolation, compulsion, and fragility. In Filomeno’s work, fantastical and allegorical characters make their appearance in narrative scenes full of symbolism.