New York-based artist Ed Cohen uses fluid acrylics to create vibrant and luscious abstract paintings. After carefully selecting the colors and overall form of each piece, Cohen applies the paint freely and instinctively. This captures the natural fluidity and sleek texture unique to this medium.
His finished paintings suggest a nuanced combination of control and spontaneity. Cohen’s acrylic marks are surprisingly expressive. The paintings have a sense of energy, emotion and attitude. Though his paintings recall the splattered paint style of the abstract expressionists, they draw on Zen Buddhist philosophy.
2017 Opening October 26th, Winston Wächter Fine Art, New York, NY
2014 “I am nobody. Who are you?” Winston Wächter Fine Art, New York, NY
2011 “Untying the Knot,” Winston Wächter Fine Art, New York, NY
2009 “The Nothing That Is Not Here,” Winston Wächter Fine Art, New York, NY
“New Paintings,” Winston Wächter Fine Art, Seattle, WA
AKA Space, Seoul, Korea
Artgate Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2008 Jeannie Freilich Contemporary, New York, NY
Art Gate Gallery, New York, NY
2006 Jeannie Freilich Contemporary, New York, NY
2004 “Trans,” New York, NY, Curated by Sandra Antelo-Suarez
2016 Pulse Art Fair, New York, shown by Winston Wächter Fine Art, New York, NY
2008 “Vineyard Abstractions,” Louisa Gould Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
“Linear Manifestations,” Jeannie Freilich Contemporary, New York, NY
Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, UK
2007 “9,” Jeannie Freilich Contemporary, New York, NY
Princeton Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
2009 Nalley, JD. "The Nothing That Is Not Here." Rev. of Ed Cohen.
Weblog post. Leaves of Glass. 22 Sept. 2009. Web. 19 Nov. 2011.
2008 Leader, Darian. Ed Cohen. New York: Artgate Gallery, 2008. Print.
2007 Cohen, Edwin. Edwin Cohen. New York: Jeannie Freilich Fine Art, 2007. Print.
1967 University of Virginia Law School, Charlottesville, VA
1964 Amherst College, Amherst, MA