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© the artist. Photo credit: University of Warwick

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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.

University of Warwick





oil on paper


H 117.2 x W 82.2 cm

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Acquisition method

presented by the Contemporary Art Society, 1988

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Inscription description

signed, dated and inscribed with title


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University of Warwick

Mead Gallery, University of Warwick, Coventry, West Midlands CV4 7AL England

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