New Work by Eileen Cooper Featured in Harper’s Bazaar
Eileen Cooper’s work ‘Blossom’, completed under lockdown in 2020 has been featured as part of Harper’s Bazaar’s feature ‘The Power of Creativity’. Harper’s Bazaar has asked fifty artists, designers and writers to submit a work, with each of the featured pieces highlighting the potential of creativity in crisis and isolation.
Of ‘Blossom’, Cooper states, “I’ve drawn Julia and her sister Teres before. Both in their early twenties, they came to London to study. Julia is my printmaking assistant and we collaborate on a regular basis. During lockdown, I’ve been thinking about them, isolating together in a tiny London flat, separated from their parents and three siblings who live in the family home in Italy. Of course, no one knows when they might visit again. This painting evolved over a couple of weeks as I imagined the sisters’ tender relationship. The sight of spring blossom slowly appearing made the situation on the outside even more incomprehensible.”
Other names included in the project are Lubaina Himid, Rose Wylie David Shrigley, Antony Gormley and Maggi Hambling. See all of the works included here.