Nigel Cooke /Series: Contemporary artistsPublisher: London : Phaidon Press Ltd., 2016Description: 158 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cmISBN:
- Works. Selections
- N6797.C656 A4 2016
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Includes bibliographical references (page 157).
Interview / Darien Leader in conversation with Nigel Cooke -- Survey. Painting in the age of theory, pixar, and talking books / Tony Godfrey -- Focus. Studio infinity / Marie Darrieussecq -- Artist's choice. Moon Palace, 1989 / Paul Auster ; Painting as an art, 1987 / Richard Wollheim -- Artist's writings. The language of insects, 2004 ; Bacon's sacred studio, 2010 / [Nigel Cooke].
An in-depth look at the work and career of this fascinating artist, who is having a profound impact on contemporary painting. Nigel Cooke is known for his complex paintings, which thematically explore the meeting point between creative labour, consciousness, art history, consumer culture, and nature. Primarily centred on meticulously painted, large-scale urban landscapes, which he calls 'hybrid theatrical spaces', Cooke's work employs disparate styles, often integrating trompe l'oeil miniature rocks and trees with backdrops of graffiti-marked buildings, to create scenes conveying obscure and macabre narratives. This survey of Cooke's career to date explores the artist's style, approach, and impact on contemporary art and includes his very latest works, completed shortly before publication-- Source other than Library of Congress.