STEPHEN WILSON

Stephen Wilson is best known for his artistic exploration of the intersections between traditional craft and contemporary culture through blended use of handicraft techniques with modern technologies and pop iconography. Wilson’s style fuses influences from the Arts & Crafts and Decorative movements with modern and pop artists like Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol. Stemming from a background in embroidery design and technology, Wilson creates and digitizes designs that are then machine-embroidered and finished with mixed-media hand processes including found-object assemblage and painting. His redefinition of textile and embroidery-based art forms evokes questions regarding luxury consumerism and high-low art distinctions.

Gucci Butter Love, 2019

Embroidery stitched directly through 4 Gucci boxes. Luxury scarves appliqué letter relief mounted to boxes. Embroidered butterflies dimensionally mounted
40 x 26 x 2 in

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Beacon, 2017

Mixed Media
40 x 30 in

Distressed Flag, 2016

Individually embroidered pieces of fabric that are wrapped around wood blocks and mounted together in a mosaic. The techniques include, direct embroidery, later cutting, appliqué and relief work. The blocks are painted and hand distressed

Show Me How To Say No To This (Love), 2017

Mixed Media
28 x 61 3/4 in

Let The World Turn Without You Tonight, 2017

Oil and pigment on board with sand and embroidered butterflies
36 x 36 in

Why Waste Your Breath Moaning At The Crowd, 2018

Pigment on board with sand and embroidered butterflies
36 x 36 in

Infinite Savage, 2017

Embroidery, silk and 3D printing mounted on wood blocks
92 x 72 in

Voltaire, 2017

3D-printed skull with painted and embroidered butterflies and flowers
16 x 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 in

Big Bang Betty McGee, 2019

Individually embroidered pieces of fabric that are wrapped around wood blocks and mounted together in a mosaic. The techniques include, direct embroidery, laser cutting, appliqué and relief work.

Disorder 8 (B&W Split Heart), 2016

Mixed Media; Individually embroidered pieces of fabric that are wrapped around wood blocks and mounted together in a mosaic. The techniques include, direct embroidery, laser cutting, appliqué and relief work.
36 x 36 in

Neon Blocks

Individually embroidered pieces of fabric that are wrapped around wood blocks and mounted together in a mosaic. The techniques include, direct embroidery, laser cutting, appliqué and relief work.
40 x 40 in

Nerd Flip, 2018

Individually embroidered icons mounted in collage on a skateboard deck
32 x 8.5 x 2.5 in

Benihana, 2018

Individually embroidered icons mounted in collage on a skateboard deck
32 x 8.5 x 2.5 in