Hinke Schreuders (1969) lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the Netherlands and Europe.
Hinke Schreuders’ works mainly focuses on embroidery, depicting female figures that are often based on photos from her personal archive.
In sweet yet seductive pieces she subtly confuses notions of feminine vulnerability and reinforces the position of embroidery as an artistic medium.
The ongoing series Works on paper, started in 2008, is based on Fifties’ magazine photos of models showing the latest fashion.
With black ink and embroidery the artist transforms these innocuous images into unsettling vignettes resembling the more narrative fashion editorials of today. A bride is crying tears of thread, polka dots on a dress become a shower of shiny raindrops and a field of daffodils takes over a woman’s appearance.
Schreuders most recently exhibited as part of a group show at Robert Mann gallery titled the The Embroiderederd Image which brought together almost a dozen artists currently working at the interesection of photography and embroidery or textiles. She’ll have more work on view in Amsterdam next month at both We Like Art and Amsterdam Drawing 2014. You can follow more of her work on Facebook.
Works on Paper: Female Figures Based on Photos with Hand-Stitched Embroidery by Hinke Schreuders: