A CONTROVERSIAL SEINFELD CHARACTER INSPIRED ONE OF ETHAN COOK’S NEW PAINTINGS
The depth of color in Ethan Cook’s work is entrancing: It draws you in and then proceeds to work its spell, stirring up meaning and feeling. Cook is known for his abstract “woven paintings” in which color isn’t applied at all but is part of the canvas itself. He uses a four-harness loom to hand weave fabric, which is then stitched together and stretched on bars. But recently, Cook has been exploring additional materials and techniques, evident in his latest exhibition Entities, at the Brussels location of Nino Mier.
This SoHo Artist’s Loft Shows Off Colorblocked Floors and an Incredible Collection
Over the past few years, changes have been afoot for artist Ethan Cook. While he still has a studio in Greenpoint and commutes there everyday, Ethan traded his Clinton Hill perch for a Soho loft. “I really wanted something different when I moved [back] into Manhattan, and this was the first place I saw when I started looking,” says Ethan, who had previously lived in Chinatown for over a decade. “I was happy to move and get a change of pace".
Where I Work: Artist Ethan Cook
Ethan Cook is a Texas-born, New York-based artist known for his minimalist works and woven art. The abstract woven pieces feature color block compositions in bold colorways on self-made canvases. The geometric “paintings” are made from sewn pieces of canvas that Cook has woven on a four-harness floor loom. Once the various pieces are sewn together, they make up the canvas that’s then stretched on bars for hanging. Shaking things up, Cook has recently translated his signature aesthetic to woven Flat Works rugs designed for HAY.