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The Nigel Cooke 'Night Crossing' Exhibition is Ghostly

By: Tiana Reid - Published:   Updated: Aug 15 2011 • References: modernart.net & dazeddigital
The Nigel Cooke 'Night Crossing' exhibition at the Modern Art Gallery in London explores philosophical themes of existentialism, hedonism and alienation.

Cooke documents the degeneration of humankind, as seen in the piece 'In Da Club - The Vision,' which presents a ghostly, morose and depressing subject that almost melts into the painting.

Cooke is no stranger to high-profile exhibitions, as his work has been shown at the Tate Britain, the MoMA and the Guggenheim Museum.

Implications - Cooke explains painting as about so much more than just the final product. While making images is the end goal, he sees the process as a bountiful journey to be experienced, a method of learning and solving problems. The end result is nothing more than a conclusion.

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