Mike Cockrill has recently faced an artistic crisis. After nearly forty years of working as a figurative painter, with a background of training at the Pennsylvania Academy of Art, and battling notions of aesthetic good taste with his own weird version of “bad painting”, the unexpected has happened. Cockrill has begun a series of semi abstract works. Declaring “I was tired and sick of my own work” the artist begins painting and thinking about classic Modernism, and how he could use it to help him overcome his “breakdown”. Engaging his “friends” on facebook and others, Cockrill continues the investigations documented here by James Kalm.
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The Madness of Art — Season 1, Episode 1: Tony
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