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Yenny Cocq

Joined Artfinder: Dec. 2015

Artworks for sale: 63

(136)

United States

About Yenny Cocq

 
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  • Biography
    Working in figurative sculpture, I am challenged by one of nature's most complex and beautiful forms the human body. I have refined the human figure to basic and almost geometric forms. I love to use the human form to portray an emotional idea or story. Giving life to my subjects by capturing their innermost emotions, I express my own romantic longings. My romantic couples embody their unique body language and in their unison they display an emergent emotional expression. With simple lines and planes I work to capture the essence of these gestures.
    The couples are separate individuals but bound in nonverbal communication. I am intrigued by the minute nuances in shift of posture or angle of the head to convey a different expression"

    In addition to creating something visually pleasing, it is my hope that viewers merge their experiences, perceptions and passions reflected in my sculpture with their own. It is my wish to create and provoke something unique for each viewer. Some may be prompted to playing dolls with the individual figures to change their intended communication and make their expression their own thus changing the story by making them a part of their own relationship.

    A little description of the creation and casting process:

    Creating an original bronze sculpture is quite involved and labor intensive. I start out modeling the original either in clay or another sculpting material from wax to wood.
    I sculpt with the human emotion and connected ness in mind. All of my little couples and families should convey that bond. Upon completion a silicone rubber mold is created and covered with plaster for multiple reuses for my larger work. Then liquid hot wax is poured into to mould. When it's hardened if can easily be released from the mold. The unfinished wax copies are carefully reworked with sculpting tools. Once the waxes are to my satisfaction, I send them to the foundry. They attach the spruces, dip them into a ceramic mixture until a shell of about and inch has built up. Then they are adding the waxes in their shell to the kiln. The wax is molten out and the negative is retained in the ceramic shell mold. Then the liquid bronze ( it's super hot) is poured into this second mold. After a cooling time the shell is destroyed. 
    The cleanup take a while and the rest is sandblasted. The spruces are roughly cut with a plasma cutter. Then I receive the raw bronze back. Some welding might be necessary, metal cutting and chasing, sanding. After the raw bronze is once more sandblasted and carefully cleaned the patina is applied either with heat or the application takes a while to oxidize. Sometimes it takes a few days to get the desired result. Then parts are highlighted by polishing and a protective coating is sprayed on as a last finishing step.


    My paintings:
    As an artist I am deeply inspired by nature. In my paintings and monotypes, this translates into a complex mix of emotions and color, depicting what I perceive of my natural surroundings. In them I attempt to capture the varied experiences of my life as a landscape designer and naturalist. I use organic permutations of line, color, and brushstroke to represent indigenous forms of plant life and their landscape settings, and portray their intimate relationship with our planet. When applying layers of opaque under-paintings, mixed with transparent glazes, I am reminded of the sensation of holding fresh earth, moist and pregnant with potential growth. As I manipulate inks and color on the plate, using “pour-and-shift” printmaking techniques, and paint media to represent landscapes, I feel a sense of control over the obstinate atmospheric elements of the weather systems I create. 

    As in the creation of the landscapes, my depiction of architectural elements reveals my need to express the psychological drama of life, as explored through manmade structures, in which layers of personal history lie within the walls. Painting architectural elements at precise angles, with opaque and transparent brushstrokes, creates a personal serenity in my work. Conversely, at times it is transformed into a geometric embodiment of my emotional states, repressed memories, and imagined moments, including at times, the familiar monotony and quiescence of my life. 

    I view my art as a personal investigation into nested interconnecting systems within systems. The landscapes and interior architectures become metaphors for drama, pathos, and moods. It is the investigation into the importance of these familiar subjects that allows me to materialize my perceptions of consciousness. The process of making these subjects transform from an internalized feeling into a physical image is very satisfying, as my work becomes the witness to a visual truth within the artistic discussion of my life.
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  • Education

    2008 - 2012

    Teaching with Golden Artist Colors

    2000 - 2013

    Santa Fe CC

    1996 - 2000

    Permaculture Institute

    1989 - 1992

    University of New Mexico

    1989 - 1991

    Santa Fe University of Art and Design (former College of Santa Fe)

    1986 - 1989

    University of Hamburg

  • Awards

    2017

    Best of Sculpture, Spectrum Art Show

    Indian Wells, CA near Palm Springs.
    Spectrum Art Show awarded me the Best of Sculpture award for the show.

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    2016

    Cover of Handmade Business Magazine

    A 6 page article was written about me and my work in Handmade Business Magazine. My little people were on the cover. I think this i an award in itself to have made it on professional magazines cover.

    2015

    Small regional art show awards in the Southwestern US

    I have participated in many art shows and received awards from best in show to best display.
    I really don't have a record, although I was flattered it was nothing I kept track of.
    Sorry

    2013

    Best of show Weems Art Fest

    Weems Art Fest
  • Upcoming Events

    There are no upcoming events

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    Previous events

    Event: Santa Fe Society of Artists 2017

    Dates: April 29, 2017 - Oct. 7, 2017

    Venue: Santa Fe Society of Artists Art Ahows, San Fancisco Street Santa Fe NM

    As a previous board member and long time artist with this group I am exhibiting occasionally in my home town in Santa Fe.
    If you want to come and visit please contact me for show dates or come directly to my studio 20 min north of Santa Fe.
    Annual weekend art shows in Santa Fe New Mexico.
    www.santafesocietyofartists.com

    Event: World Art Dubai

    Dates: April 12, 2017 - April 15, 2017

    Venue: World Art Dubai, Dubai

    http://www.worldartdubai.com/

    Event: Spectrum Art Fair Indian Wells

    Dates: March 16, 2017 - Feb. 19, 2017

    Venue: SPECTRUM, Indian Wells, CA

    March 16-19 Spectrum Art Fairs are all over the Country.
    The Miami location is be best known.

    I am participating in this prestigious event near Palm Springs with my Gallery and to showcase my large families the first time to the public.

    Exciting!

    http://spectrum-indianwells.com/

    Event: Annual Art Shows

    Dates: April 30, 2016 - Oct. 16, 2016

    Venue: Santa Fe Society of Artists Art Ahows, San Fancisco Street, Santa Fe, NM

    Currently I am a board member of Santa Fe Society of Artists and have participated actively in the organizations management.
    I have participated in more than 100 art shows with various bodies of work starting in 2004 until present.

    Event: Yenny Cocq Annual Solo Show

    Dates: June 7, 2012 - Aug. 4, 2012

    Venue: Gallerivaerkstedet, Gl. Kongevej 131, 1850 Frederiksberg Copenhagen Denmark

    My anual exhibits in Gallerivaserktedet in Gl. Kongevej 131 Frederiksberg in Copenhagen.
    It was a wonderful time to be in the Gallery and produce an enormous amount of work.
    I did not create sculpture then, I was showing my work on paper and acrylic on canvas.

    The gallery showed my work exclusively ( there is still some to find)

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Links


Education

2008 - 2012

Teaching with Golden Artist Colors

2000 - 2013

Santa Fe CC

1996 - 2000

Permaculture Institute

1989 - 1992

University of New Mexico

1989 - 1991

Santa Fe University of Art and Design (former College of Santa Fe)

1986 - 1989

University of Hamburg


Awards

2017

Best of Sculpture, Spectrum Art Show

Indian Wells, CA near Palm Springs.
Spectrum Art Show awarded me the Best of Sculpture award for the show.

Show more awards Hide

2016

Cover of Handmade Business Magazine

A 6 page article was written about me and my work in Handmade Business Magazine. My little people were on the cover. I think this i an award in itself to have made it on professional magazines cover.

2015

Small regional art show awards in the Southwestern US

I have participated in many art shows and received awards from best in show to best display.
I really don't have a record, although I was flattered it was nothing I kept track of.
Sorry

2013

Best of show Weems Art Fest

Weems Art Fest

There are no upcoming events

Show previous events Hide previous events

Previous events

Event: Santa Fe Society of Artists 2017

Dates: April 29, 2017 - Oct. 7, 2017

Venue: Santa Fe Society of Artists Art Ahows, San Fancisco Street Santa Fe NM

As a previous board member and long time artist with this group I am exhibiting occasionally in my home town in Santa Fe.
If you want to come and visit please contact me for show dates or come directly to my studio 20 min north of Santa Fe.
Annual weekend art shows in Santa Fe New Mexico.
www.santafesocietyofartists.com

Event: World Art Dubai

Dates: April 12, 2017 - April 15, 2017

Venue: World Art Dubai, Dubai

http://www.worldartdubai.com/

Event: Spectrum Art Fair Indian Wells

Dates: March 16, 2017 - Feb. 19, 2017

Venue: SPECTRUM, Indian Wells, CA

March 16-19 Spectrum Art Fairs are all over the Country.
The Miami location is be best known.

I am participating in this prestigious event near Palm Springs with my Gallery and to showcase my large families the first time to the public.

Exciting!

http://spectrum-indianwells.com/

Event: Annual Art Shows

Dates: April 30, 2016 - Oct. 16, 2016

Venue: Santa Fe Society of Artists Art Ahows, San Fancisco Street, Santa Fe, NM

Currently I am a board member of Santa Fe Society of Artists and have participated actively in the organizations management.
I have participated in more than 100 art shows with various bodies of work starting in 2004 until present.

Event: Yenny Cocq Annual Solo Show

Dates: June 7, 2012 - Aug. 4, 2012

Venue: Gallerivaerkstedet, Gl. Kongevej 131, 1850 Frederiksberg Copenhagen Denmark

My anual exhibits in Gallerivaserktedet in Gl. Kongevej 131 Frederiksberg in Copenhagen.
It was a wonderful time to be in the Gallery and produce an enormous amount of work.
I did not create sculpture then, I was showing my work on paper and acrylic on canvas.

The gallery showed my work exclusively ( there is still some to find)


 

Biography

Working in figurative sculpture, I am challenged by one of nature's most complex and beautiful forms the human body. I have refined the human figure to basic and almost geometric forms. I love to use the human form to portray an emotional idea or story. Giving life to my subjects by capturing their innermost emotions, I express my own romantic longings. My romantic couples embody their unique body language and in their unison they display an emergent emotional expression. With simple lines and planes I work to capture the essence of these gestures.
The couples are separate individuals but bound in nonverbal communication. I am intrigued by the minute nuances in shift of posture or angle of the head to convey a different expression"

In addition to creating something visually pleasing, it is my hope that viewers merge their experiences, perceptions and passions reflected in my sculpture with their own. It is my wish to create and provoke something unique for each viewer. Some may be prompted to playing dolls with the individual figures to change their intended communication and make their expression their own thus changing the story by making them a part of their own relationship.

A little description of the creation and casting process:

Creating an original bronze sculpture is quite involved and labor intensive. I start out modeling the original either in clay or another sculpting material from wax to wood.
I sculpt with the human emotion and connected ness in mind. All of my little couples and families should convey that bond. Upon completion a silicone rubber mold is created and covered with plaster for multiple reuses for my larger work. Then liquid hot wax is poured into to mould. When it's hardened if can easily be released from the mold. The unfinished wax copies are carefully reworked with sculpting tools. Once the waxes are to my satisfaction, I send them to the foundry. They attach the spruces, dip them into a ceramic mixture until a shell of about and inch has built up. Then they are adding the waxes in their shell to the kiln. The wax is molten out and the negative is retained in the ceramic shell mold. Then the liquid bronze ( it's super hot) is poured into this second mold. After a cooling time the shell is destroyed. 
The cleanup take a while and the rest is sandblasted. The spruces are roughly cut with a plasma cutter. Then I receive the raw bronze back. Some welding might be necessary, metal cutting and chasing, sanding. After the raw bronze is once more sandblasted and carefully cleaned the patina is applied either with heat or the application takes a while to oxidize. Sometimes it takes a few days to get the desired result. Then parts are highlighted by polishing and a protective coating is sprayed on as a last finishing step.


My paintings:
As an artist I am deeply inspired by nature. In my paintings and monotypes, this translates into a complex mix of emotions and color, depicting what I perceive of my natural surroundings. In them I attempt to capture the varied experiences of my life as a landscape designer and naturalist. I use organic permutations of line, color, and brushstroke to represent indigenous forms of plant life and their landscape settings, and portray their intimate relationship with our planet. When applying layers of opaque under-paintings, mixed with transparent glazes, I am reminded of the sensation of holding fresh earth, moist and pregnant with potential growth. As I manipulate inks and color on the plate, using “pour-and-shift” printmaking techniques, and paint media to represent landscapes, I feel a sense of control over the obstinate atmospheric elements of the weather systems I create. 

As in the creation of the landscapes, my depiction of architectural elements reveals my need to express the psychological drama of life, as explored through manmade structures, in which layers of personal history lie within the walls. Painting architectural elements at precise angles, with opaque and transparent brushstrokes, creates a personal serenity in my work. Conversely, at times it is transformed into a geometric embodiment of my emotional states, repressed memories, and imagined moments, including at times, the familiar monotony and quiescence of my life. 

I view my art as a personal investigation into nested interconnecting systems within systems. The landscapes and interior architectures become metaphors for drama, pathos, and moods. It is the investigation into the importance of these familiar subjects that allows me to materialize my perceptions of consciousness. The process of making these subjects transform from an internalized feeling into a physical image is very satisfying, as my work becomes the witness to a visual truth within the artistic discussion of my life.
 
 
 
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