Devin Osorio grew up as a first generation American in Washington Heights NYC, an area in Manhattan with a strong Dominican presence, cultural clashes and social irregularities. These are where he finds his influences and inspirations. With the help of the photography non-profit NYCSALT and his internship with the fashion powerhouse Diane von Furstenberg, Osorio was taught to gather and cultivate narratives and understand the metaphors connected to objects in order to propel his artistic concepts. Through the guidance of these incredible people, Osorio was led to the Savannah College of Art and Design. He received a BFA in Fibers in 2015.
My exploration as a textile artist includes the compiling of imagery, text, and hand manipulated processes to solidify concepts which are difficult to define. I combine gathered narratives and this newfound information to create works that deal with culture, ethnicity and social stereotypes. Through highly emotive and visual descriptive processes such as hand embroidery, digital and screen printing, and fabric manipulation, I drape the body with a handmade collage of information, using it as a surface to communicate ideas.
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