Lot 92 - Abby Cocovini - Next stop Battersea power station 4
Oil on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
Curated by Art on a Postcard
One of Abby Cocovini’s favourite past-times is people-watching and, lucky for her, she lives in London so is surrounded by a population of over 9 million. She’s the person staring at you from across the café, train carriage or waiting room, wondering what your story is, what you’re thinking, and why are you wearing those shoes and your hair that way? And your features, what is it about them that is unique to you? We all share the same two eyes, a nose and mouth yet even identical twins look different if you look at them closely enough. Whether in a portrait or a painting of people on the underground, Abby makes sure she’s always looking, finding new ways to bring stories to life through her use of colour, composition and ways to use paint.
Glasgow School of Art
John Ruskin Prize 2024 ING Discerning Eye 2023, ‘22
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
At a time when society is becoming increasingly tribal, the equality of a carriage on the London Underground offers momentary relief. In Abby’s paintings only the elderly, disabled and pregnant hold higher status.
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