Nike Schröeder uses thread, line, color, and texture to create her paintings. Schröeder started out as a painter, but began experimenting with hand-stitched embroidery onto canvas. Thread slowly began to develop into its own medium. Schröeder has always had an interest in experimenting with materials, and with the execution of needle and thread on canvas, her technique produces a contemporary illustration style. Her customary unfinished threads give texture to the piece and lead the eye, giving her work movement and energy. She allows strings to hang in a manner similar to paint dripping from a canvas, forming a symphony of color that evokes a distinctive artistic sensibility.
Image rights: Courtesy of Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA