Cook's work represents the move into post-modernism by a number of artists in the mid 1980s. Post-modernism marked a return to a broad range of interests including symbolism, expressionism and primitivism. Cook's use of vivid contrasting colours and heavy mark-making are redolent of an expressionist approach and create a charged and unsettling atmosphere. The style is close to that of his compatriot and contemporary, John Bellany.
Where to see this painting?
University of Warwick
University of Warwick, Coventry, West Midlands, England, CV4 7AL
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