by Agape Charmani
Matthew Cox is an artist based in Philadelphia. He works using many and various materials, creating an unconventional form to his artworks. His series of medical x-rays are edited in a way that gives them a new, fun look. By embroidering famous characters and themes onto the x-rays, Cox creates a series of dark comics-like objects that show what Snow-White’s or Casper’s x-rays would look like.
“Beginning in May 2011 and continuing through the present I began making work using iconic characters, imagery and symbols. There are three tributaries of this idea. Prominent hearts in chest x-rays are prompting the Heartthrobs, interest in Avatars from Eastern religion and Greek Mythology push the Avatars, and ubiquitous commercial papers are the vehicle for Street Paper Collages,” he explains on his website.