Jose Cobo, ‘Figure of a child kneeling and leaning on the wall’, Gail Severn Gallery

About Jose Cobo

Working from his imagination, José Cobo creates resin sculptures that capture moments of innocence and transformation, taking the form of children, animals, toys, and mythological creatures. In the gallery, viewers assume the role of outsiders, gazing upon figures crowded in groups or suspended supernaturally from the walls—completely oblivious that they are being watched. He creates his figures using a moldable epoxy resin that changes as it dries, adding an unexpected element beyond the artist’s control. Along with his murals and public installations, these works address ideas of both individuality and collectivity.

Spanish, b. 1958, Santander, Spain, based in Santander, Spain