The luxurious detail and intricacy of Stephen Wilson's work reveals his deep interest in the intersection between traditional craft and contemporary culture. Blending couture fabrics, digital renderings, 3D-printed sculptures, laser-engraved acrylics and highly detailed embroidery pieces, Wilson's manipulation of multiple materials produces wholly original works of art. Influenced by pop and street art as well as traditional quilting and handicrafts, he creates each unique piece in his North Carolina studio, using both traditional and modern tools. They often contain millions of stitches and take hundreds of hours to create. His work evokes questions regarding luxury consumerism as he deploys fabrics such as Hermès silk, Chanel wool, and other couture textiles to recreate iconic pop culture images. This elegantly designed volume will be the first full treatment of this masterful artist's work.
Stephen Wilson, Stephen Wilson: Luscious Threads, 2018