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Barrie Cooke, b.1931

Electric Elk1996

For Cooke the elk represented a powerful symbol of pre-civilised consciousness. In this painting the elk emerges majestically from the gloomy bog land with its enormous antlers treated like massive antennae transmitting, as it were, a message from the past. The elk yielded up by the bog, demonstrates the process of perpetual interchange that occurs in life which Cooke believes forces us into a confrontation with what is real.

MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions142.2 x 142.2 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Donation, Vincent & Noeleen Ferguson, 1996
Item NumberIMMA.759
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Barrie Cooke, Electric Elk, 1996, Oil on canvas, 142.2 x 142.2 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Donation, Vincent & Noeleen Ferguson, 1996

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About the Artist

Barrie Cooke 1931–2014

Born in Cheshire, Barrie Cooke studied Art History at Harvard University and moved to Ireland in 1954. He held his first solo exhibition in Dublin the following year. Cooke has exhibited widely throughout Europe, the US and Canada. Major retrospectives of his work were held at the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin in 1986 and at the RHA in 1995. Cooke exhibited at IMMA in 2008. His work is represented in public and private collections worldwide. — View Artist »