Christopher Cook is a Brooklyn-native artist exploring his life as a young Black man, street photographer and painter.

Chris Cook (He/ Him)


If You Can Make It

Bathing in Blackness


The outbreak of Covid-19 give me time to focus on painting last year. My first series is based the ideology of consumption. There’s different ways I feel we can over-consume in our lives. In the Time Magazine paint set I want viewers to see how we praise publications. We allow media to value people with more brand recognition than others or show the worst of other people. The large piece of the series is “Strange Fruit”. It showcase the grime reality of how our society defines social status. Through painting, it allows me to use symbolism to depict messages of dehumanization of mankind.