The works, which build on the poetry of Louise Gluck, are an essential introduction to his style which is entirely produced through the use of coloured pencils. What could come across as infantile is instead masterful, and evokes both an innate sentimentality and a sense of tradition. Cori’s style and artworks could not be more far from description as canned, as fresh as they are at times unsettling, and in other breaths funny or cutting, Cori is a witty artist.
Working almost as an illustrator or translator, moving between inspiration found within the pages of prose, and placing those interpretations on canvas, Cori allows himself to wander in his own mind garden. It is simply a pleasure to come along for the ride, taking in scenes that needle between dreamlike and spooky, and warmly familiar. Cori is a prophet of the daily, his style only immediately appearing simple, he adds depth through his playfulness and attention to accuracy. If one’s world is their muse, the duplicity of human perception is all the better distilled. In finding beauty where others may not and embracing it in his work, Cori manages to reveal something singular about human existence.