Matthew Cox Performs Artistic Surgery

Matthew Cox uses needles, medical x-rays and MRIs to perform his operations. This Philadelphia-based artist carefully embroiders color onto the lifeless imagery of bones. Humanizing them. I especially enjoy his series “Heartthrobs, Avatars and Street Paper” in which the x-ray torso is stitched to an embroidered head of a pop-culture, iconic or religious head. Matthew is a clever and crafty artist who uses his skill to create very poignant imagery.

His work has exhibited nationally and is featured in the New Orleans Museum of Art. Matthew is a recipient of the Pew Charitable Trusts Fellowship in painting and attended the Parsons School of Design in New York and Otis/Parsons in Los Angeles. To see more of his work, can check out his website. (via The Artful Desperado)

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