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Detailed Needlework Turns Banana Bunches Into Canvases

Detailed Needlework Turns Banana Bunches Into Canvases
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Artist Kazuki Guzman pricks the fruit to create bruised patterns.

Emma Hutchings
  • 23 july 2013

Chilean-Japanese artist Kazuki Guzmán uses bananas as a canvas for his intricate needlework, and he pricks them to appear like the Louis Vuitton logo, as well as a portrait comprised of four separate bananas.

He considers his art practice as part of a playful exploration of ideas and materials. The delicate banana creations are made using thousands of precise needle piercings. He writes:

The notion of ‘play’ is at the core of my art practice. I enjoy taking jokes seriously, until they become ‘art’ in one way or another. My artworks are often the accidental outcome of playful interactions between the materials and myself. I equally enjoy allowing my materials to define the context of my artwork, and conversely, the challenge of letting the context of my work dictate the material execution.

Detailed Needlework Turns Bananas Into Canvases

Kazuki Guzman

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