Orly Cogan is a textile artist from New York and is the Cutting (& Stitching) Edge artist that we have had the most recommendations about. One look at her work and you can see why.
Orly revitalises vintage fabrics with her hand embroideries, spinning contemporary vignettes that mix the erotic with the mundane and create little bits of magic. Her works breathe life back into fabrics and existing embroideries in remarkable ways, and yet the old and the new end up looking as though they were always meant to be that way.
Her work evokes memories of Alice Through The Looking Glass, of The Joy of Sex (!), of mystical worlds and private moments between lovers. Truly remarkable.
She is fearless in exposing her privacy for the consideration of the audience, and yet it’s hard to know whether you are seeing the true Orly, or simply a version of her. In many ways it’s an analogy for our modern times, where social media provides a filter for the highs and lows of our existence.
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