Maurice Cockrill, ‘Divided #43’, 1999, Waterhouse & Dodd

The ‘Divided'shows a clear link to the earlier ‘Generation' series, while the compositions are bifurcated to show two distinct compositional areas. One contains geometric forms not dissimilar to those seen in the earlier series. The other, also set against a broadly solid background colour, depicts a more organic form. This division between geometric and organic, and the gap that exists between the forms, creates a pictorial tension. The relationship between the forms is interconnected yet distinct. Nicholas Alfrey sees these forms suggesting “the opposition of male and female, technology and nature, armature and embryo.”

Signature: Signed, titled & dated 1999

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