Artist Profile - Ian Cook RI RSW
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Ian studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1969 to 1973, and received the Cargill Travelling Scholarship to Spain and North Africa in '74. Ian has had his work widely exhibited through out Europe as well as the UK, and his work can be found in many private collections through out the world. Awards:1974 - Cargill Travelling Scholarship to Spain and North Africa, GSA1974 - Hutcheson Drawing Prize, GSA1984 - Arts Council Travel Bursary to Central Africa2000 - Royal Institute of Watercolourists Award for Best Group of Works Selected Exhibitions:1996 - Promised Land - The American West, Royal Glasgow Concert Hall2001, 2003 - Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition 2001 and 20022001 - Discerning Eye, London 2001 One Man Shows: The Scottish GalleryEuropean Abstract Expressionism, Bonn, GermanyObras Oscuras, Zaragoza, Spain. Public Collections: BBC, Trainload Freight, TSB
The real art of the fugue defies simplistic definitions in mood, condition and can be likened more to the perpetual unravelling of life's mysteries. I believe that painting should follow this course and in doing so, personify not only the fleeting delights but also the flaws and imperfections of our world.