Casey Cook

Region: Northeast

In this series, my intention is to translate the world around me into surreal, highly graphic scenes that remain enigmatic yet emit true reflections of the intricacies of modern life. These large-format paintings deliver aggressively sexual images with sharp-edged outlines and a decisively punk flair.

A repetition of geometric patterning combined with seductive and soft hues abstracts and diffuses the blunt erotic imagery presented in these works. Disembodied legs are spread wide, and emanating architectural forms are suggestive of phallic towers and/or potent yonic sexual energy. Spiraling sea shells, bananas, and blossoming flowers are recontextualized into urgent emblems of the fluidity of human desire in our contemporary digital age.