Anthony Stevens: Making Soup Past

at Prick Your Finger in London

Until 8 August 2014, Outside In artist Anthony Stevens will have work on show at Prick Your Finger in London. The show will unite this unique venue with Stevens’ inward-looking embroideries; both of which are inspired by the Punk Rock movement. 

Anthony started producing his trademark stitch-work after a bout of disillusionment with the clothing market. Traipsing the Laines in Brighton, he decided to stitch his own t-shirts. During this short period, he began to take more notice of the process he was using; sifting, sorting and separating what was useful, but not throwing anything away. He would then cut out the pieces he did want to keep before reorganising them. 

Anthony wants to jolt the audience with his work; make them sit up and listen. There are deep symbolic meanings hidden beneath the surface that he encourages people to search for, like the recurring stripes alluding to the distinction between life and death. 

Image: Anthony Stevens, You Can Make Soup With These