"This concern for landscape as metaphor for human suffering or joy places Cook within a Neo-Romantic tradition in British art that is now much neglected...
The Romanticism/Modernism fusion is used to create a world that is suffused with a private as well as public symbolism.
Michael Cook is trying to redress the balance: in an art world dominated by neo-pop and neo-conceptualism he dares to reinvigorate a tradition of Romantic/spiritual art that has long roots but which continues to offer scope for individual expression and inventiveness"
Art of England magazine, March 2011
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