Embroidered chemical gloves

Wool tapestry embroidery on chemical rubber gloves.  Read more

White collar

Three white shirts embroidered together with wool tapestry thread. Dimension H80xW80 cm. Read more

…and she beat me up repeatedly with a ruler.

Wool tapestry Embroidery, digital print on watercolour paper. Dimension H20xW12 cm. Read more

Dog’s Head

The drawing is based on a dog’s head fully decomposed with some organic material left on the skull. Biro Bic on paper. Dimension H60xW80 cm. Read more

discobolus, embroidery, paolo fiorentini, art


After the discovery of the Discobolus Palombara, a second notable Discobolus was excavated, at Hadrian’s Villa in 1790, and was purchased by the English antiquary and art dealer established in Rome, Thomas Jenkins, at public auction in 1792. (Another example, also found at Tivoli at this date, was acquired by… Read more

Love Thy

Tapestry wool embroidery, pencil drawing on watercolour paper. Dimension H45xW60cm Read more

Respectable People seen as Suspects

Respectable People seen as Suspects. Vintage photograph printed on watercolour paper. Tapestry wool embroidery H40xW30cm Read more

Tattooed socks, embroidery on paper, paolo fiorentini


Black wool embroidery on digital print. Dimension W420 x H594 mm. Read more

Embroidered Fashion Mags

Tapestry wool embroidery and acrylic paint on fashion magazines. Read more

Unknown Portraits

Black Bic biro drawing on paper based on found vintage photographs. Dimension H50xW35cm each. Read more


The body is a contentious fragile and ultimately elusive truth. Paolo Fiorentini and Leila McMillan have been working in collaboration since 2012. They’re investigating how visual art and dance can share the same space. Their collaboration can be seen through photography,video and performance. Body works “Body works” is an ongoing… Read more

Willow Rabbit

The Willow pattern is a distinctive and elaborate chinoiserie pattern used on ceramic kitchen/housewares. It became popular at the end of the 18th century in England when, in its standard form, it was developed by English ceramic artists combining and adapting motifs inspired by fashionable hand-painted blue-and-white wares imported from… Read more


Based on a 1960’s model, the chainsaw is built with linen canvas and embroidered with tapestry wool. Read more

Sweet Dreams

Tapestry wool embroidery on canvas. Read more

Queen Elisabeth II

Before the arrival of the sovereign, the Imperial State Crown is carried to the Palace of Westminster in its own State Coach. From the Victoria Tower, the Crown is passed by the Queen’s Bargemaster to the Comptroller of the Lord Chamberlain’s office. It is then carried, along with the Great… Read more

Karl Marx

Karl Heinrich Marx (German pronunciation: [ˈkaɐ̯l ˈhaɪnʀɪç ˈmaɐ̯ks]; 5 May 1818 – 14 March 1883) was a German philosopher, economist, sociologist, historian, journalist, and revolutionary socialist. Marx’s work in economics laid the basis for the current understanding of labour and its relation to capital, and has influenced much of subsequent… Read more

Valentina Tereshkova

Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (Russian: Валенти́на Влади́мировна Терешко́ва; born 6 March 1937) is a retired Soviet cosmonaut and engineer, and the first woman to have flown in space, having been selected from more than four hundred applicants and five finalists to pilot Vostok 6 on 16 June 1963. Before her recruitment… Read more

On a felt suit

The project investigates the correlation between memory and loss and the need to rebuild a conversation otherwise lost. The working suit (based on the miner uniform worn in Belgium in the 1950’s) is made with felt and later embroidered with cotton basting thread. The boots are made with beeswax and horse… Read more

Historic Personalities

The four subjects are not so well known historic personalities. Faces and bodies are not drawn so only hairstyles and outfits are part of the image. The project investigates the flotation of history and the unreliability of the memory. Édouard Adolphe Casimir Joseph Mortier (1768 – 1835) He served in… Read more

Tattooed Bear

The Tattoo Bear is built with linen and embroidered with tapestry wool. All the tattoos come from traditional european and american designs. Read more

Two Watercolours

The inks, mixed with watercolors, tea and coffee, needed to be placed precisely and quickly on the paper, in no more than a couple minutes so only a few movements were allowed and no retouches or adjustments were possible.   Read more


This work could perhaps be described as self portrait but the practice I put myself through for at least three months was, more precisely, a sort of ‘mood table’: multiple mood portraits. It was a daily exercise in which the movement of the arm traces or arranges the inks on… Read more


The initial idea was to create small objects without putting to much effort in to designing them. I wanted to be in a position where there was little chance to stop and think about shaping, decorating or making something following a precise aesthetic. I chose to sit at my work… Read more

Felt Blanket

One afternoon I went to my mother’s workshop where she used to work as upholsterer and on one of the shelves, filled with soft materials, there was a pile of felt. I gently slid my hand through the sheets and enjoyed for a while the warmth and softness. The cause… Read more

Knitted Gun

The gun is knitted with colorful and childish patterns, so it feels innocent, like a child’s toy, and safe because knitting is a familiar and homy/cosy technique mostly related to women. On the other hand, the gun is realised in its original scale, so it is a real object in shape… Read more


A Prelate and a Carabiniere are swinging half naked on a seesaw on a small hill topped with skulls. A prelate is a high-ranking member of the clergy. The word derives from the Latin prælatus, which means “carry before”, “be set above or over” or “prefer”; hence, a prelate is… Read more

Priests & Soldiers

Ten Priests and eleven soldiers balancing on a human pyramid. The theme of this black and ink drawing plays with the idea of the physical balance of the human pyramid as a reflection of the political hierarchy. Read more