Exhibiting Artist: Imogen Hogan

Imogen Hogan is a textile artist based in London. Inspired by fabric buying trips to Thailand and Sri Lanka she determined she would like to explore her love of textiles and work creatively with them, using them to consider a fresh and immediate way of storytelling.

Imogen has studied at Morley College, Central St Martins, the V&A and more recently the Royal School of Needlework.
Imogen’s most recent work focuses on portraits, mainly of women. The images have a strong narrative, often a commentary on everyday life and commonplace observation, having coffee, seeing friends and spending time in the garden. These are images of powerful women, uplifting and playful. Worked on bright coarsely woven linens combined with vintage bark cloth, stitched unevenly with black Egyptian cotton thread giving the impression of thick inked lines. These pieces are then stretched onto a large canvas which also helps to contribute to their painterly quality.

‘I have always been impressed by women’s ability to endure, to work, to raise families, to endless give but remain themselves, my images are of women, strong, happy, enigmatic and proud, layered with a subtle vulnerability which can at times be glimpsed in the gaze.’

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