Friday, January 25, 2013

Ashley Cook

I have been a fan of Ashley Cook's for a long time and I'm delighted to now be exhibiting her work for the first time in our Affordable Art Show.

Moving Towards a Singularity

Ashley graduated from Glasgow School of Art with First Class BA Hons in 1986 and Postgraduate Printmaking in 1987, and it shows.  

Instantly recognisable, her works are intricate, engaging and beautiful. They are predominantly screen prints, but she has moved into the use of digital imagery as well.


La Belle Epoque

She uses an intense palette of colour opposites that create a dreamlike and sometimes nocturnal quality to her work.

9 Out of 10 People Like Chocolate and the 10th May Be a Liar

She is one of the few people who, since graduating, has been a professional artist. She has been very busy winning awards, exhibiting internationally and undertaking many international residencies.

Fly Close To The Sun

Cook has work in a number of prestigious collections nationally and internationally including: the Scottish Arts Council; The BBC, Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow; The Vaasa Museum, Finland and Galeria Otra Vez, Los Angeles.

The Garden of Good and Evil

I think her work is quite beautiful. I also like the way the titles are of importance.  As if the imagination hadn't been piqued enough, the title takes you even further away to some place else, even if just for a moment.

Ashley will be exhibiting with us until 24th February.

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