Aurélie Mathigot

Photographer and Embroiderer

Represented by maison parisienne since 2011, French photographer and textile artist Aurélie Mathigot graduated from the Beaux-Arts School of Fine Arts in Aix-en-Provence before pursuing personal research, endeavoring to deepen images and pictures through additional layers. She didn’t turn to audio, but to texture and material instead. 

Her photographs are printed on canvas and embroidered in different places. Machine embroidery or hand-made stitching, Aurélie Mathigot uses a variety of techniques and materials such as threads, beads, crochet… A singular method of photo manipulation that add meaning and senses – the sense of touch in particular.

If Aurélie Mathigot appropriates the language of embroidery, it’s because “it offers many possibilities – to make mistakes, to undo and unravel and redo, without ever altering the material.”

Embroidery is the perfect medium to explore ideas of collective artworks as it exists everywhere, anywhere. It’s a medium that calls for participation and transmission. A universal thread that connects all of humanity in a single web, in a weave that can be found in notions of text, textile, texture. “Textile is a universal medium, from linen to shroud, we live in textile. I used to think that music was the one universal language, but it’s really textile.”

She received the “Grand Prix de la Création de la Ville de Paris” in 2012. She develops her research at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Valenciennes, in Geneva and Rio or at the Centre National d’Arts Plastiques (CNAP Paris) .

In 2021, her work Sans ta beauté je suis perdue joined the permanent collections of the MAD- Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. 


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