The visual energy expressed by Adam Cohen’s work is almost palpable. His surfaces are alive with colour in bold, gestural strokes. He applies thick layers of paint and uses the tip of a knife or a brush handle to create rich texture.
The New York based artist’s work is reminiscent of the gestural style found in the abstract expressionists’ generation. Fuchsia dominates the palette of this piece and finds company in a glorious swirl of purple, turquoise, yellow, orange, white and black.
“Colour is a wild animal. Seventy-five percent of your concentration is taken up by colour.” Adam Cohen
He acquired a BFA at Philadelphia’s Tyler School of Art and lived and painted in Rome for a year. After many successful years as an illustrator, he returned to his first love--painting. Adam Cohen lives and paints in the Catskills, NY. He has exhibited extensively in the US, Europe, Asia and most recently in Amsterdam and Venice.