Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Sew me a bone

A few months back I discovered the work of Inge Jacobsen, the artist who uses embroidery on found work such as magazine covers, and fell in love. So when Topshop posted on their blog about Philadelphian artist Matthew Cox, I knew they were on to something special.

Matthew uses MRIs and X-rays as the basis of his artistry, adding layers of flowers and images of nature to turn these clinical sheets into beautiful works of modern art.
"Redefinition motivates me to create my embroidered x-rays. The stark clash of two such divergent materials, cloth and plastic, is the simple catalyst. One tactile and labour intensive, the other technical, and quickly a finished product. There’s a wide historical context, one ancient, decorative, and artisanal, the other contemporary and devoid of aesthetic intention. By simply placing one of these materials on top of the other the understood purpose of each is redefined."  --  Matthew Cox.

All the works featured in this post belong to Matthew Cox and are used for commenting purposes only.

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