Bruce Cohen is known for engaging his viewers with intriguing interiors in his distinctive, crisp, realist style. Influenced by Dutch still-life painting and Surrealism he orchestrates compositions which include fruit, books, vases and always flowers from his garden. These items are placed in geometric interiors devoid of human beings but haunted by a human presence. Bruce Cohen, a native Southern Californian, graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Cohen is represented in public and private collections such as Phillip Morris, New York, Pacific Bell, Los Angeles, the San Diego Museum of Art, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.
Asher-Faure Gallery, Los Angeles;
Private Collection, CA.
About Bruce Cohen
Bruce Cohen is involved with the contemporary realism movement that emerged in the late 1960s and early 1970s in reaction to the rising popularity of abstraction. His most iconic subjects are domestic interiors that contain no people, but show signs of inhabitation: papers in disarray, an unmade bed, open windows. When his compositions feature flowers, as they frequently do, they are from his personal garden. Cohen’s style is characteristically hard-edged and crisp, with strong sources of lighting. His influences, however, are widely varied. He attributes his sense of composition and surface to the study of Indian miniature painting, but is perhaps most influenced by Dutch still life painters and the Surrealists.
American, b. 1953, Santa Monica, California, based in California