Austin, Texas (Detail), 2009, hand embroidered on linen, 42″ x 36″
When I think of string art I think of craft projects along the lines of large hanging plant holders, dream catchers and god’s eyes. So naturally, when I first came across the work of Daniel Kornrumpf, I did a double take.
The work Kornrumpf creates is light in subject matter and heavy on execution. The images that he works from all look like self-shot images pulled straight from the internet, in fact they could easily be Facebook profile pics, but the simplicity stops there. Kornrumpf painstakingly hand stitches each image with a multitude of colors and contoured patterns to create a shockingly photo-realistic portrait. The juxtaposition of the subject matter and the detailed embroidery makes his work enticing and unique.
Focal length (Detail), 2009, hand embroidered on linen, 42″ x 36″
Diamonds on my neck. diamonds on my grill (detail), 2007, hand embroidered on canvas, 42″ x 36″
Brooklyn Bobby (Detail), 2007, hand embroidered on linen, 50″ x 44″
Focal plane (Detail), 2008, hand embroidered on linen, 42″ x 36″
Learn more about Daniel Kornrumpf and his work at danielkornrumpf.com .