53,3 x 73,7 cm, watercolor, acrylic and oil on paper, 2020
Cole employs traditional painting, printmaking and collage methods to interpret memories and current events. His pictures are amalgamations of real life and fantasy, often stemming from profound personal experiences. In his studio in Brooklyn, NY, the artist creates composite imagery to represent the fragmented nature of memory, while projecting dystopian visions of the future. The processes of layering and distorting are instrumental in conveying emotion in Cole's work.