Updated: Pierre Fouché’s Intricate Photographic Lace Can Take Years To Complete

Updated: Pierre Fouché’s Intricate Photographic Lace Can Take Years To Complete

Pierre Fouché is a lacemaker and internationally respected practitioner and teacher of contemporary bobbin lace. Thematically, his work focuses on portraiture and the gaze, photography and representation, appropriation and web-media cultures, as well as some forays into overt queer politics.

This portrait by Cape Town-based artist Pierre Fouché was made over a four year period using bobbin lace in polyester thread:

Updated: Pierre Fouché's Intricate Photographic Lace Can Take Years To Complete

Pierre Fouché. Portrait of Guy Nardy (2009-2012).
Bobbin lace in polyester floss. 570 x 400mm. Private Collection

This more recent piece is nothing short of a masterpiece:

Updated: Pierre Fouché's Intricate Photographic Lace Can Take Years To Complete

Pierre Fouché. The Judgment of Paris (after Wtewael) III. 2018.
Bobbin lace and macramé in polyester braid, wood. 208 x 80cm. Private collection.

Spend more time with Pierre’s work at pierrefouche.net





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