11 NOVEMBER 2000, Page 68

Christopher Cook (born 1959), recently appointed artist-in-residence to the remarkable

Eden Project in Cornwall, is currently showing 11 of his graphites (including 'Influx', above) at the newly opened Hirschl Contemporary Art in Cork Street, London W1 (until 18 November). These graphites are a hybrid: partaking of both drawing and painting they are made from graphite powder mixed with oil and resin and then poured, sprayed or brushed on to sheets of smooth coated paper. Landscape based, these monochrome, mysterious and at times almost photographic images look like the shoreline after a high tide, or like wind-eroded sandstone sculptures: marvels of texture