Ed Cohen, ‘Aeneas stopped and stood there, lost in thought, comprehending pity in his heart’, 2017, Winston Wächter Fine Art

About Ed Cohen

In a spontaneous process that straddles chance and control, and suggests fleeting moments in the artist’s studio, Ed Cohen bleeds acrylic paints onto his canvases, letting the pigments express a range of sleek hues as they flow into one another. The compositions often assume circular forms, adopted by Cohen from Buddhist Enso painting, where the circle is used as a spiritual and metaphorical figure. Cohen’s use of the motif is similarly painterly, but more subjective than ideological, reflecting his meditative state in making these paintings.

American, based in New York, New York