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