Classic American bluegrass, banjo picking and fiddle, seem to chase Cohen’s brush and knife through the layers of turquoise, marine blue, green and white with licks of red brown and silver in this square canvas. Cohen intersects the language of Abstract Expressionism with narrative to re-invent the experience of action painting in a contemporary context.
Adam Cohen, born in New Jersey in 1959, studied with artist Lilian Marzell, a friend of Willem de Kooning. Cohen earned his BFA at Philadelphia's Tyler School of Art at Temple University which included a year of painting in Rome. Returning to New York he studied at the School of Visual Arts, the Arts Students League and Parsons School of Design. Cohen has exhibited in Italy, Holland, New Jersey, New York and Ontario. His work is in numerous private collections. In 2015, he was awarded the International Art Prize Giuseppe Gambino in Venice, Italy.
About Adam Cohen
American, b. 1959