Ani Abakumova’s Thread Paintings

WORDS Michaela Stehr IMAGES via @art.nitka on Instagram /

Russian artist Ani Abakumova and her husband Andrey Abakumov have combined computer programming, mathematics and art to create replicas of some of the world’s most iconic paintings in thread.

Using specific algorithms, the equations are created digitally before being translated into the physical execution of laying every piece of thread onto the frame in the correct place.

Ani is responsible for the actual creation of the art itself, while Andrey is in charge of the calculations and the digital side of the process. Each portrait is made using more than 8 000 strands of thread.

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