Gerard Cox graduated from NCAD, Dublin in 1979 and Post Graduate Sculpture, Dusseldorf Art Academy, in 1980. In 1983 he had his first solo exhibition in the Project Art Gallery, Dublin. Since then he has completed commissions and exhibited sculpture in Ireland, Europe and Asia. In 1999 he began making woodblock prints and joined Graphic Studio Dublin in 2002. His prints have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions.
My work is based on organic forms and celebrates life and nature through colour. Nature and landscape have always influenced my work. In my prints I try to capture the intensity of life and nature. They are not representational but rather express the spirit of living things. As a sculptor I have always worked with wood and in 2000 I began making woodblock prints. What appeals to me about woodblock is that it involves elements of sculptural techniques. The process of preparing the blocks is similar to working on a carving. After each layer of colour is applied more of the block surface is carved away. Spontaneity is important so decisions are never made ahead. I prefer to let the work evolve as each colour is applied.