Will Cooke (b. 1989) is a Sydney based artist who adopts abstraction to understand nostalgia and its relationship to sensory-based experience. He finished a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Hons) at Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) in 2011 and is currently undertaking his Masters of Fine Art at SCA.
Cooke explores his own personal mythologies and memories, and through minimal abstraction attempts to make these internal thoughts and experiences, external. He makes paintings as a form of self inflicted visual therapy, transforming his personal experiences into a physical object, each geometric form representing a different facet of memory.
The results are illusion based abstract paintings that deal with nostalgia, remembrance and intimacy.
Will Cooke has shown in numerous group exhibitions around Australia and has had solo exhibitions at Alexandra Porter Advisory, New York (2016), Chalk Horse, Sydney (2015), Gallery 9, Sydney (2014), Alaska Projects, Sydney (2014) and China Heights Gallery, Sydney (2013). In addition to these exhibitions, Cooke has undertaken numerous private commissions, notably a multi-level foyer painting for residential apartment building ‘Stella’ designed by Tzannes Associates in Zetland.
Will is represented by NKN Gallery, Melbourne.