iceberg 1 (Series of 5)
watercolor on hand pressed arches paper,
30 x 24 in., 2021
iceberg 2, 3, 4 and 5 (installation)
watercolor on hand pressed arches paper
30 x 24 in., 2021
Day and Night (Night)
embroidery on shantung silk 20 x 16 in. , 2019
island (green, mustard, pink)
2022, embroidery on shantung silk 68 x 52 inches (172.7 x 132.1 cm)
island (blue, gold, green)
2022 embroidery on shantung silk 68 x 52 inches (172.7 x 132.1 cm)
embroidery on silk shantung over cotton
20 x 16 in. (Series of 3), 2021
night and day (day)
embroidery on silk shantung stretched over cotton
20 x 16 in. each panel, 2021
In Between Dreams at Dusk
Angelo Filomeno combines classical painting with the traditional craft of embroidery to create tableaux that incorporate luxurious materials such as shantung silk, crystals, and onyx within intricate designs. In contrast to the immediate allure of the surface, Filomeno’s embroidered paintings are filled with an array of macabre characters: skeletons, beasts, insects, limbs, and body parts. In recent years, the artist’s technical and aesthetic skill in merging painting, embroidery, and craft has introduced an expanded use of color and materials including muslin and denim as well as a variety of characters that have never before been incorporated into each of the hand-made canvases.
Filomeno has had solo museum exhibitions at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia;
Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Tennessee; Italian Cultural Institute of New York; Fondazione Museo Pino Pascali, Italy; and Italian Cultural Institute of Toronto, Canada. His work has been included in major international biennials including the 52nd Venice Biennale, Italy (2007), and ARS 06, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Finland (2006). Filomeno's work can be found in several public collections including the Centre Georges Pompidou, France; 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan; 21C Museum, Kentucky; and Museum of Art & Design, New York.
Angelo Filomeno is represented by Galerie Lelong.
Filomeno was born in Ostuni, Italy, in 1963. He has lived and worked in New York City since 1992.
Opening June 18, a solo exhibition by Angelo Filomeno's solo exhibition In between dreams at dusk (June 18 -July 30), will inundate Visitor Center with color . The Italian artist’s, currently based in New York, creates strikingly hued seascapes and their intricate topographies, to enchant and seduce the viewer with their constant shifting and shimmering light.
Featuring more than 30 of his embroidery artworks from his Island Series and a new collection of vibrant watercolors the Icebergs, the exhibition juxtaposes exquisite beauty with the unnerving undertones of climate change’s repercussions.