Simon Cooper is a visual artist and painter based in New York City. A passion for history and a love of painting, Simon’s work is a blend of the two. He takes inspiration from various significant figures and events from the past, imagery from across art history, and reimagines them in his own distinct style. The work is considered a collaboration with artists of the distant past. Taking from a variety of sources, Simon portrays art from numerous eras including the Middle Ages, the Northern and Italian Renaissance, and the Dutch Golden Age. Using bold line work and vibrant colors, works from the archives of art history feel ever more contemporary and present. This mixture of classical and contemporary presents something familiar yet entirely new.
“Fat Kitchen” is a small part of a larger series of paintings and drawings made over the last few years. Directly inspired by the artwork of Pieter Bruegel the Elder, I have reimagined many of his images including one of his lesser known works entitled the Fat Kitchen. This is one of many iterations I have made of the artwork.
Pen and ink on paper, 11.25" x 9.25"
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