Katerina Marchenko is a Moscow-based textile artist who crafts marvelous embroidered portraits, illustrations, and anatomical studies, stitching colorful threads into tulle to smartly create a 3D effect on them.
I create these embroideries which are inspired by fashion and haute couture. I stitch colorful threads into tulle to create 3D-effect artwork. (…) My technique is a combination of many shades of threads – organized chaos. I like to work with tulle, as it is a transparent fabric that makes embroidery visually more voluminous. I do not make sketches before I start working, I usually know I want to embroider something specific, such as an eye. I make the contours and select shades when I’m already in the process. I am attracted to bright saturated colors, so I often try to integrate them with harmonious colors, but try not to make it too flashy. (…) My inspiration is the success of other people. When I have the opportunity to observe the creative development of the artist, to see how an idea turns into a complete result, for me, there is no greater inspiration. Also, life-affirming films, books, and exhibitions support me and my desire to create.Katerina Marchenko