March 4th, 2019 - April 5th, 2019
Artist: Ed Cohen
LIGHT WATER FIRE EARTH • 2019
The origin of my work stems from Ensō - paintings made in the 17th century by Japanese monks who drew circles using black ink. Ensō’s were intended to reflect the painter’s state of mind and to express aspects of his faith and philosophy.
I am obsessed with circles, which represent for me the harmony within the cosmos.
As with the monks, many of my paintings represent my state of mind, and hopefully, the presence of mindfulness.
By working with the medium of fluid acrylic, I am able to manipulate the flow and drip of the paint itself to create a sense of fluidity and to maximize the vibrant feeling of color.
Light is what makes paintings breathe.
Water lives in the flow.
Ultimately, my work rests on the Zen Buddhist notion of an ongoing search for the joy in making work in pursuit of the sublime.
Ed Cohen lives between Manhattan, New York and Santa Barbara, California. He has been painting for 27 years, has had 11 solo shows globally, and extensive group exhibitions. He’s represented by Winston Wachter Gallery in Chelsea and has been acquired by multiple important public and private collections. Cohen studied at Amherst College and UVA Law.
March 4th - April 5th, 2019
March 8th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
9:00am - 9:00pm, Daily
(805) 682 - 4722
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