Man with a Red Scarf
This work symbolizes Kogan’s clash with society and its conventions. “Red Scarf” is a fierce, audacious sculpture that epitomizes a “let me be me” attitude, reflecting the confrontational aspect of Kogan’s art. Her choice of a conspicuous red for her subject’s flamboyant garment highlights the man’s brazen disregard for status quo bias and its constrictions. His expression suggests a minute hint of defiant pleasure in the shattering of convention. In a world that screams independence, but rarely has it, this man is the depiction of grit and strength that pushes through a crowd and enables disregard of confinement. The vivid red scarf, along with an assertive expression mocks code of conduct, in a sense that is unencumbered.