About Maurizio Vetrugno
In his paintings, embroideries, and sculptures, Maurizio Vetrugno isolates and re-creates images and objects from popular culture in focused representations imbued with a subtle, wry humor. Nostalgia—and the seemingly endless cycle of references it engenders—is a central theme in his work; he is particularly interested in late modern and early contemporary culture and draws his subject matter from the decades between the 1950s and ’80s. In a series of textile works, for example, Vetrugno presents hand-embroidered vinyl album covers, through which he foregrounds the boldness of their graphic design and the power of nostalgia and legacy in shaping musical trends and popular tastes.
Italian, b. 1957, Turin, Italy