Bristol based fine artist Toni Cogdell’s practice focuses on the human condition. Solitary figures who are far from alone. Moments are captured, a form fusing with paint, marks and textures, that act as a portal to spaces behind knowledge. A sensory sea of feeling, a self beneath the belief of the self.
“These themes are the crux of my work, meandering across the territory of the Human Condition, exploring the constant dialogue, contrasts and tensions between the lives we lead and the lives we feel, our outer and inner worlds, the spaces between the parts. Exploring our individuation as well as our innate connections to nature, time and ultimately to each other. Telling the story of us from the inside out, through painting. Somewhere between a wish and a call to arms”.
Toni completed her BA Fine Art Practice at Bath School of Art in 2002. She has won numerous awards and her work is held in private and public collections across the UK and around the globe. It’s an exciting phase for Toni and we’re delighted to represent her in Scotland. Her first solo show titled ‘Sparks’ opened in the gallery June ’21.
For more insight into Toni’s working life as an artist, check out our Q&A with Toni Cogdell here.