Cobi Cockburn in 2024

thedistancebetween
04.05. - 25.05.2024

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Cobi Cockburn, ‘Liminal 3’, 2024, neon and glass, 180 x 32 x 5 cm

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A mastery of technique and pioneering spirit firmly establish Cobi as one of Australia’s foremost award-winning artists working in glass. Two-time winner (four-time finalist) of the Art Gallery of Western Australia’s  prestigious  Tom  Malone  Award,  Winner  of  the JamFactory’s FUSE Glass Prize in 2020 and the first glass finalist in the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Wynne Prize, Cobi continues to make strides in the Australian artworld and beyond to include the Lino Tagliapietra Prize and Talente in Germany and Emerge in the USA. Her work is also held in many leading private and public collections around the world. Earning her Masters of Visual Arts from Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney, and her Honours Degree at the Australian National University, Canberra, Cobi continues to channel her passion for art and education as a lecturer and senior technician at Sydney Collage of the Arts (University of Sydney).

Cobi Cockburn’s artistic journey is one of perpetual evolution, marked by her relentless study of the materiality of glass through a contemporary lens. On her solo exhibition thedistancebetween, the artist says: “This is a series that explores the transitory space between known subject matter and visceral associations. Through the expressive language of line and colour, these works delve into the subconscious, evoking innate emotions and calling on historical, physical, and emotional contexts to provide clarity. Purposefully void of direct references, I question perception, acknowledge universality, and contemplate personal narratives. Drawing inspiration from expansive landscapes, the series honour’s the threshold between the tangible and the ethereal, a place where light reigns supreme.”

 


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