Chris Cook

Us and Them
Graphite on aluminium

Chris took an MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art and then spent three years in Italy on an Italian Government Award. His symbolic and narrative painting from this time was included in major exhibitions such as 'From Bacon to Now' at the Palazzo Vecchio Florence and 'Romantic Visions' at Camden Arts Centre. A series of visits to India in the mid 90s had a profound effect on his practice, and since that time he has been using an idiosyncratic process to produce his monochromatic 'graphites' (www.cookgraphites.com). He is interested in the English Landscape tradition in Painting; Surrealism; Poetry and text-based work, and the Eastern Ink Painting tradition and associated philosophies. Major recent exhibitions include Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan, and the Today Art Museum Beijing.

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