James Pringle Cook

Industrial & Urban




Industrial



Energy plant Baton Rouge painting by James Pringle Cook

Baton Rouge-Rain © 42"x70" 2017



Dan Leach interview with James Cook regarding his industrial images:

There is something there that is overwhelming visually...It is a powerful experience, whatever you think of it. It, also, is a reflection of us. Think about Goya and his wartime statements about the Napoleonic Wars or Piranesi's Carceris.

The dark side of man is still very impressive."




Lake Charles energy plant in rain shower - oil painting by James Pringle Cook

Lake Charles Shower #2 © 60"x70" oil on linen

Study of Blue River with fog by James Pringle Cook

Chocolate Bayou 09 #1 © 70"x60" oil on linen

James Pringle Cook oil painting of energy plant

Steam & Snow © 60"x70" oil on linen

Urban




James Pringle Cook oil painting of Chicago bar

Reflections-Loop © 60"x70" oil on linen

James Pringle Cook oil painting of Chicago

Reflections-Loop #2 © 70"x60" oil on linen


Stephen Vollmer, Independent Curator, Dallas, Texas

"He transposes the prismatic refraction of light and the essence of the moment to the canvas in color, texture, and contrasting elements. His success is delightful, for as a painter he feints and parries between the traditions of realism and the abstract. And in a baroque manner, he maintains a formality throughout the structure of each composition that displays a bravado that runs parallel to a paso doble."




James Pringle Cook oil painting of blues guitar player in bar scene

Blues Guitar © 70"x60" oil on linen

James Pringle Cook oil painting of reflections on city building windows

53rd Street 09 #3 © 40"x60" oil on linen

James Pringle Cook oil painting of bar scene with television in background

Autusta © 70"x60" oil on linen