Nigel Cooke

Born 1973, Manchester, England. Lives and works in London and Kent.



Nigel Cooke is known for his evocative paintings which blend personal memories with art historical influences, classical themes with abstract interpretations of the natural world.

Executed with a masterful array of techniques and applications of paint, Nigel Cooke's atmospheric and often epic compositions weave figures and environments together, reflecting a complex interplay of memory, chance, and intuition. The figures that appear in them are not portraits of individuals but hybrids of many—combinations of found photographs, observation, and invention.