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In the Fields by David Cook

In the Fields by David Cook
Accession Code: wu0294
Title: In the Fields
Date completed: 1987
Medium: Painting
Location Name: Medical Teaching Centre

Presented by the Contemporary Art Society, 1988

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.