Mike Cockrill: Interview

Painting by Mike Cockrill (video screen capture - courtesy of the artist)
Painting by Mike Cockrill (video screen capture - courtesy of the artist)

Painter Mike Cockrill discusses his new work with James Kalm.

Kalm notes that "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 move his work in new directions.