Mike Cockrill: In Conversation

Mike Cockrill, Fragmented Face (Flag), 2012, 34 x 24 inches (courtesy of the art
Mike Cockrill, Fragmented Face (Flag), 2012, 34 x 24 inches (courtesy of the artist)

Joe Heaps Nelson talks to painter Mike Cockrill about his work and career.

Asked about his recent departure from purely illusionistic painting, Cockrill remarks: "I'm just experimenting... it's almost like, I don't know whether it's the work, or the fact that I've changed, but there's a lot of curiosity about this and what am I doing and where am I going, and I don't know. I'm not going to know until I get there. That's the good part, I'm going with an open mind about it... It's always a crisis being an artist. It's one long crisis. But sometimes it's productive."