Sol Kesseler, the artist behind the Instagram account bugambilo, creates mesmerizing male portraits using embroidery and combines them with geometric patterns. Her Instagram is devoted to her created work and it’s where you can see the finished pieces and her work in progress.
The audience that visits her exhibitions is encouraged to touch the artworks in order to connect with the art better. “For me, it is important to incorporate touch, because when I embroider, I use my hands,” Kesseler told Alana J. Coates in an interview. “The final piece is visual, but I like the viewer to have the sensation that I have in the studio. Having a thread in my hands is a very nice feeling. It can transport you to memories of very intimate moments, such as recalling soft fabrics used for baby bedding. And viewers are not accustomed to touching the art.”
We see more and more artists using embroidery to express creativity and it’s a technique we genuinely love. If you do, too, and you want to see more of it on your Instagram feed, follow Kesseler’s page.
Check out her work below.