DIGITAL ARTIST OF THE DAY: Rhian Cooke

1st May 2018

BY MILLY ZIETHEN

As #leedsdigi18 comes to an end, so do our daily posts featuring the greatest digital artists on the scene.

Last (but definitely not least) we introduce Rhian Cooke.

The young artist got her degree in Fine Art at Leeds University last year, and is eager to return for her Masters degree in the next few years, mainly working in moving image and installation.

 

Cooke’s abstract work is inspired by the relationship between nature and humans, more specific how human, nature and physical belongings fit together. She uses objects that went through time and history. The calm and dreamlike work visualizes what could happen.

The Fine Art artist creates pieces that move between two and three dimensions. This visual effect creates an illusion. It makes everything you see physically there but you can’t touch it. It is stuck in between. “I can’t quite touch it” says Cooke.

 

Even if Cooke couldn’t be an artist, she still wants to explore different planets, different worlds. She wants to travel and explore what’s out there.

 

In her piece ‘Once in a Moon Boot’, she considers the spatial relations we share with our belongings and the crossings they have through nature and history. The handcrafted and drawn objects moving and inhabiting each other, between two and three dimensions.

Cooke developed the art work over two graduate residencies at The Art House in Wakefield and Serf in Leeds.

 

Recently she completed a commissioned short film for Random Acts North with Tyneside Cinema, True North and HOME.

 

If you want to learn more about her artwork check out her website here.