Boro Land: The Art of Adam Cooley
Adam Cooley is an American artist and designer, whose expansive repertoire includes painting, sculpture, film, fashion, interior design, and performance art. His work is best known for its use of fantastic imagery and symbolism to illustrate abstract and esoteric concepts.
“My newest body of work consists primarily of tapestries of various sizes created by using hand dyed, hand printed and painted textiles, historical fabrics, and found items that have been stitched, woven and quilted together, turning two dimensional imagery into three dimensional constructs. Like my works, I am a mismatched conglomeration of cultures and experiences.”
He has been featured in numerous magazines, newspapers, books, and documentaries. His works have been shown in galleries and museums around the globe, the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Gallery Maronie (Kyoto), Gallery Chayamachi (Osaka), Daimaru Department store (Kyoto), Gallery NAO (Roppongi), Oxford City Council, Town Hall, Oxford, UK, Hankyu Department Store (Osaka), Artglorieux – Gallery of Osaka (Osaka), and Artglorieux – Gallery of Tokyo (Ginza) to name a few and are held in private collections worldwide.
“In a world of disposability – disposable utensils, disposable relationships, and instant gratification we forget that in stitching things together we create connection and in mending old wounds we create a stronger bond. Patches reinforce, seams show strength. These interconnections join damaged items together. We bring value to things in our efforts to sustain them, to repurpose them, incorporating the past into our futures.”