Christopher Cook

Figure 8 Wire
Graphite, oil and resin on paper
102x72cm
framed
£7000
Panoptican
Graphite, oil and resin on paper
72x102cm
framed
£7000
Copter Cage
Graphite, oil and resin on paper
72x102cm
framed
£7000
Still Life with Dragonfly
Graphite, oil and resin on paper
102x72cm
framed
£7000
Global Reach
Graphite, oil and resin on paper
102x72cm
framed
£7000
Top Predator
Graphite, oil and resin on paper
102x72cm
framed
£7000
Turvy
Graphite, oil and resin on paper
72x102cm
framed
£7000
Reaper Returns
Graphite, oil and resin on paper
72x102cm
framed
£7000
Checker
Graphite, oil and resin on paper
58x79cm
framed
£4000
Reconaissance
Graphite, oil and resin on paper
58x79cm
framed
£4000
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About the Artist

Christopher Cook took his M.A. in Painting at the Royal College of Art, London. After three extended visits to India in the 90s, he developed a specific process in which graphite powder combined with resin is worked thinly on sheets of coated paper or aluminium, and he has not used colour since. The graphite works lie somewhere between painting and drawing, having a fluid and expressive beginning but a more detailed and drawn finish.

 

Cook has been a recipient of an Arts Council England fellowship at Eden Project Cornwall, a British School at Rome award, and has held Visiting Fellowships to Oxford University, the Frankfurt Stadelschule, and California State University, Long Beach. 

 

His major solo exhibitions include Camden Arts Centre Loon, Memphis Art Museum, USA, Towner Gallery Eastbourne, Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan and Heidelberger Kunstverein, Germany. He was awarded first prize in the 2017 New Light exhibition, and in October 2019, he won the Sunny Art prize, which will lead to a Shanghai residency and exhibition in 2020.

 

Cook’s work is held in major public collections including the British Museum, the Metropolitan Museum New York, Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, Minneapolis Art Museum, and the Yale Center for British Art. He is currently Reader in Painting at Plymouth University, and is represented by Mary Ryan Gallery, New York.

© 2015 by Saul Hay Fine Art
Manchester, UK
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