Sandra Higgins is showing Barrie Cook at the Newman Street Gallery

by shartadvisor

Courting Colour

11th July – 04th August 2012

Barrie Cook has been working in form and colour for over 60 years.  He is masterly at combining vivid pigments many times in juxtaposition with dynamic forms applied to the canvas using his unique semi-industrial spray gun process. Through this method, he achieves an extraordinary high degree of subtlety creating the illusion of movement and mystery.

Cook’s gradated bands play tricks on the eye – it is impossible to tell where the sprayed bars begin or end.  In his larger paintings, the viewer is drawn into a physical space dominated by the work.  His work has been described as being ‘rhythmic’, ‘pulsating’ and ‘sonorous’.

“Painting is a way of thinking.  Each picture requires its own special logic. I use paintings to hint at, or make manifest, the unseen and the intangible. I see them as an aid to contemplation and meditation.’ – Barrie Cook

During this exhibition, viewers at the Newman Street Gallery will be able to experience the excitement engendered by some of Cook’s most monumental canvases for themselves.

Newman Street Gallery, Lower ground, 18 Newman Street, London, W1T 1PE

For more information on the gallery and for a map please click here.