Fragments 4 by Eileen Cooper RA

Fragments 4 by Eileen Cooper RA

28 x 38 cm

Linocut and screenprint collage with acrylic wash

Fragments 4 by Eileen Cooper RA

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Fragments 4 by Eileen Cooper RA
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Provoking discourses around sexuality, motherhood, life and death, Eileen Cooper RA combines printed and painted mediums to depict a female figure sheltering within nature.

Please note, this unique work is available for collection only from the Royal Academy of Arts.

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£1,200.00

Artwork description

Radiating feminine grace and strength, this mixed-media work by Eileen Cooper RA depicts a lone female figure in the landscape. Cooper, whose art encompasses sexuality, motherhood life and death, is sometimes described as a magic realist. While often strongly autobiographical, her work is always more allegorical than anecdotal. Rich in narrative, Cooper’s imagery celebrates strong, female characters who may take centre-stage alone, or share the intimate worlds that she creates with other family members or animals to create nature-filled, dream-like environments. Her work is shown throughout the UK and internationally, and held in significant public and private collections.

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  • Medium - Linocut and screenprint collage with acrylic wash
  • Dimensions - 28 x 38 cm
  • Unique work

About Eileen Cooper RA

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One of our Royal Academicians and the previous Keeper of the RA Schools, Eileen Cooper RA is one of Britain’s most respected printmakers and painters. Cooper began her career at Goldsmiths College in the early 1970s before studying at the Royal College of Art from 1974 to 1977. Her first solo exhibition was held just two years later at the Air Gallery and was followed by further solo shows throughout the UK during the 1980s. Since 1988, regular exhibitions of her work have been held at Benjamin Rhodes Gallery and at Art First in London. Her work has also appeared in many group exhibitions, including New Contemporaries (1974, 1976), Hayward Annual (1982), John Moores XV (1986) and New British Painting, held at the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, in the United States.

 

Her work is rooted in a figurative tradition and makes use of bold linearity and formal composition. For many years Cooper was a Visiting Lecturer at the Royal College of Art (where she was made a Fellow in 2006) and City & Guilds of London Art School, before becoming Head of Printmaking here at the Royal Academy Schools. In 2011, she was the first ever woman to be elected Keeper becoming the first female officer in the Academy’s long history.