Sep 19, 2019
Bent
Posted by Dave Cooper Guillermo del Toro

Fine artist Dave Cooper offers us a window into the wobbly dollhouse that is his mind s eye The work in Bent gathers a diverse mix of imagery that is also strangely focused in its single mindedness This work has found a devoted and passionate following with visitors to Cooper s solo gallery shows in Los Angeles and New York in recent years.Cooper continues to obsess andFine artist Dave Cooper offers us a window into the wobbly dollhouse that is his mind s eye The work in Bent gathers a diverse mix of imagery that is also strangely focused in its single mindedness This work has found a devoted and passionate following with visitors to Cooper s solo gallery shows in Los Angeles and New York in recent years.Cooper continues to obsess and fixate over his bizarre procession of milky figures as they crawl and wriggle into hidden meadows, jungles and cities Everything in this world seems to be undulating and overripe the multi colored Jell O vegetation, the billowing clouds, and the twitching, agitated women, whether thin like sinewy rubber, or fat and bursting with doughy flesh.The characters in Cooper s work have been likened to a dog chasing its tail Or maybe it s as though they re like someone on drugs who can stare at their own hand for twenty minutes either way, these girls are hypnotized by wriggling around on the ground, twisting in on themselves, walking on their hands, squeezing and chewing one another It may sound hellish, but to the demons, hell must seem like heaven So maybe Cooper s landscapes are like a weird kind of utopia where all those insane facial expressions and physical contortions are an expression of elation or giddiness.This monograph collects Cooper s finest, most revealing paintings, ink drawings, pencil sketches, and photographs from the past five years, many of which enjoy homes in the collections of influential collectors and some of Hollywood s elite Among this esteemed crowd is the great auteur, Oscar nominated Guillermo del Toro Pan s Labyrinth, the upcoming Hobbit movies , who provides an enthusiastic introduction for Bent.

  • Title: Bent
  • Author: Dave Cooper Guillermo del Toro
  • ISBN: 9781606993781
  • Page: 497
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Bent Fine artist Dave Cooper offers us a window into the wobbly dollhouse that is his mind s eye The work in Bent gathers a diverse mix of imagery that is also strangely focused in its single mindedness Th

    J. Christopher

    I love this man's work! I wang one of these to hang in my art office. I'd love to know sizes and medium of some of these I'm assuming oil paints, brush and ink, etc. Can you buy prints of his work?! Amazing use of color, shadow and brush strokes. I do miss his graphic novels though. Keep it up, Dave!


    Ryan

    I can't think of any other artist that can match Dave Cooper's technical and creative skill. He has been keeping with some of the same themes over the past few years, but his skills continue to develop. Can't wait for his next collection and very sad he isn't doing any more comics work. A resurrection of Eddy Table(sic?) would be an answer to my prayers.


    Barrett

    I love Dave Cooper's work. That is all.


    Tom

    Some of Cooper's best work yet--complex, funny, and beautiful. He's really pushing and developing his technique, which is always a good thing to see an artist do.



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