Layered impasto swaths in a palette of pastel orange, pink, periwinkle and green incised with a scaffold of sharp lines unfolds from left to right. Cohen intersects the language of heroic Abstract Expressionism with narrative to re-invent the experience of action painting in a contemporary context. Here Cohen revels in the emerging colours of spring.
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