20/21 British Art Fair

20/21 British Art Fair

Maurice Cockrill

1936-2013

Green Fuse

Cockrill’s first solo exhibition was held in 1984 in London.  He rapidly established an international reputation, with subsequent solo exhibitions being held in Dusseldorf and with Bernard Jacobson both in London and New York.  A retrospective was held at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool in 1995 and a further retrospective at the Royal West of England Academy in 1998.  Cockrill’s work has been included in many group exhibitions throughout Europe and in Australia.

Public Collections

British Museum

Arts Council of Great Britain

Welsh Arts Council

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Contemporary Arts Society

University of Liverpool

Granada Television

D G Bank

Unilever

Kunstmuseum Dusseldorf

Centro Cultural Arte Contempraneo, Polanco, Mexico

Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport

Ulster Museum, Belfast

The Leicester Collection

Royal Academy of Arts, London

oil on canvas51 x 61 cm (20 x 24 ins)
Framed size: 72 x 83 cm (28 x 33 ins)

signed, dated 1997 and titled verso

Provenance:

Christies South Kensington, December 2007
Private Collection, 2007 - 2017

Gallery Notes:

Painted some two years after his major retrospective at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, Green Fuse is part of a significant body of work exploring interlacing grids of linear brushwork.  The Dilation Series refers directly to the way the pupils enlarge in response to optical stimuli.

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