Here at the gallery we’re constantly receiving new works. Like these new woodblocks by Warren Cooke. A new artist to the PJP stable, Warren Cooke creates landscapes connected to his personal experience of place, depicting areas in which he lives, or has lived in the past. Not only literal, his selection of landscapes is also driven by distant memories, which see him revisiting places deeply connected to his past. In this way, his prints sit at the intersection of nostalgia and the present.
His most recent work narrates his experience of the Mornington Peninsula. With a focus on the natural environment, his personal ties to the land intertwine with the notion of nature at large. Just as the land conjures notions of history and growth, so too do Cooke’s prints, which articulate time, feelings and memory. Similarly, where his relationship to the environment is influenced by feelings and mood, the natural landscape is similarly shaped by various conditions in flux. Within the woodblock medium, Cooke utilizes texture, form and colour as vessels for this conceptual exploration.
You can view and shop each of these new prints both in the gallery and online via the Warren Cooke’s artist page HERE.