Chrochet Masks | Aldo Lanzini

They are uniqze, handmade and a lot of fun. Contemporary artist Aldo Lanzini creates colorful art pieces of skilfully made chrochet masks and dresses that are fanciful and provocitive. The masks playfully adress themes like identity, sense of self and belonging. The artist prefers not show himself publicly to emphasize the fact of himself changing constantly.

The 47 year old Italian, who studied Art in Brera and Amsterdam, has lived in numerous places worldwide: London, Madrid, New York, Paris and Milan.

He has been a costume designer for numerous protagonists of the New York underground scene, a guest of the Missoni Spring/Summer 2011 fashion show, where a group of with his masked covered people blocked out the guests at the entrance and his work has been exhibited and shown wordwide (e.g. Le Case D’Arte/Milan, Triennale Bovisa/Milan, Animamix Biennial/Beijing, also beeing part of private and public collections (e.g. Pompidou Paris, MoMa NY).


Videos worth a watch:

Aldo Lanzini Aviance, Le Case D’Arte Milano

Artist Aldo Lanzini – The Man Behind The Mask

Mission SS2011/ Milan Fashion week 2010

Benny and Javier Ninja performing in Aldo Lanzini dresses


Aldo Lanzini: official website



Photo credit: Aldo Lanzini


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