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Julia Cooper: House & Garden


4 Bartlett Street, Bath, BA1 2QZ Open Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm (Closed Wednesday and Sunday)

T: 01225 460189 E: gallery@davidsimoncontemporary.com www.davidsimoncontemporary.com


Julia Cooper: House & Garden 7 September - 1 October 2018 David Simon has pleasure in inviting you to a

PRIVATE VIEW on

Thursday 6 September 2018, 6 - 8pm (RSVP) at David Simon Contemporary 4 Bartlett Street, Bath, BA1 2QZ

For her third solo exhibition with David Simon Contemporary, Julia Cooper has largely focused on paintings of kitchen still lifes. This has been a favourite theme for her for some time and a series of small abstract ‘garden’ compositions are a recent diversion, adding an interesting new dimension to her work. In many ways her enjoyment of painting and the enjoyment of viewing her works is more about the appreciation the composition of abstract structure and the handling of the paint surfaces.


Living on the rugged Cornish coast, Julia Cooper is constantly inspired by her surrounding environment. Exploring the coastline, she enjoys finding sun bleached and weathered marine debris, vintage boat timbers and jetsam on the beaches. Julia’s landscapes and coastal paintings often emerge out of the thought processes and physical discoveries of surface textures made when creating the three-dimensional works. Whether constructing or paintings, she becomes completely engrossed in the job of adjusting colours, or shapes until the whole looks right. Much of this side of her painting involves scraping back to layers underneath to add texture and visible history of the making. Julia Cooper has always enjoyed painting kitchen still lifes, following a timeless tradition of depicting simple shapes such as bowls and jugs, as a mode of studying the juxtaposition of colour. Often she will incorporate repetitive patterns suggesting chequered floor tiles to build a spatial tension within the composition. This sometimes creates flattened and multiple perspectives, acknowledging her inspiration from Cornish artists such as Patric Heron and William Scott. ‘The term Wabi-sabi represents Japanese aesthetics and a Japanese world view. It means finding beauty in imperfection, modesty, intimacy or austerity. I like to think the objects in my Still Life and the intimacy of the wood constructions are akin to to such an aesthetic, a bit faded and quietly satisfying.’ Julia Cooper trained in Fine Art as well as Interior Design and has exhibited her work widely in the United Kingdom. She holds regular solo and mixed exhibitions in Cornwall and Bath.


Bonbon oil on panel 2018 38 x 48cm ÂŁ1,150


Baguette oil on panel 2018 38 x 48cm £1,150


Praline oil on panel 2018 38 x 48cm ÂŁ1,150


Comfit oil on panel 2018 24 x 28cm £585

Profiterole oil on panel 2018 24 x 28cm £585


Gingerbread oil on panel 2018 24 x 28cm £585

Filo oil on panel 2018 28 x 24cm £585


Alchemilla oil on panel 2018 17 x 18cm £495

Anthemis oil on panel 2018 17 x 18cm £495

Artemisia oil on panel 2018 17 x 18cm £495


Gateaux oil on panel 2018 59 x 74cm £2,500


Mascarpone oil on panel 2018 58 x 73cm £2,500


Mille Feuille oil on panel 2018 58 x 73cm £2,500


Clotted oil on panel 2018 70 x 100cm £2,650

Saffron oil on panel 2018 70 x 100cm £2,650


Cassia oil on panel 2018 70 x 100cm ÂŁ2,650


Cupcake oil on panel 2018 24 x 28cm £585

Marzipan oil on panel 2018 24 x 28cm £585


Petit Four oil on panel 2018 17 x 23cm £500

Fudge oil on panel 2018 24 x 28cm £585


Torte oil on panel 2018 60 x 80cm £1,850


Mousse oil on panel 2018 60 x 80cm ÂŁ1,850


Cashew oil on panel 2018 17 x 23cm £500

Strudel oil on panel 2018 17 x 23cm £500


Chou oil on panel 2018 17 x 23cm £500

Crepe oil on panel 2018 17 x 23cm £500


Cookie oil on panel 2018 24 x 28cm £585

Chiffon oil on panel 2018 24 x 28cm £585


Galette oil on panel 2018 24 x 28cm £585

Patty oil on panel 2018 24 x 28cm £585


Tarte oil on panel 2018 17 x 18cm £495

Banoffee oil on panel 2018 17 x 18cm £495


Tatin oil on panel 2018 45 x 60cm £1,450


4 Bartlett Street, Bath, BA1 2QZ T: 01225 460189 E: gallery@davidsimoncontemporary.com www.davidsimoncontemporary.com

Julia Cooper: House & Garden Exhibition Catalogue  

Julia Cooper's third solo exhibition of paintings at David Simon Contemporary, Bath. 7 September - 1 October 2018

Julia Cooper: House & Garden Exhibition Catalogue  

Julia Cooper's third solo exhibition of paintings at David Simon Contemporary, Bath. 7 September - 1 October 2018

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