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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

ROBERT COHEN

ROBERT COHEN

Artist Work

Rumor of a Horse Designed by a Committee
2014
Acrylic on mat board mounted on wood panel
30"X40"
Rumors of a Muse Meant for the Artist, II
2014
acrylic on canvas
48" X 30" two canvases combined
Detail of Babel
2012
acrylic
40X32
The Persistent Thought
2012
acrylic
30X24
Exterior Mural
Restored and revised 2014
Acrylic on cement
more than 7' h X 26' long

Artist Information

County
Montgomery County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

My intent is to embrace differences, to pose visual questions, to feed our senses. I seek to strike a balance with order and chaos, with the planned and accidental. Combining these differences keeps me absorbed in the conceptual nature of the quest, and rewards me in shaping a successful metaphor. I am fascinated by raw paint transformed into illusion or infused with energy. And by using transparent and opaque paint, combining two-dimensional shapes with three-dimensional forms, varying color and visual texture, and exploring matters of perception and the expressive nature of light and shadow, I try to maintain differences while making connections.

Artist Bio

ROBERT STUART COHEN, having taught for more than thirty years at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland, is now devoting full-time to his art, including painting, computer graphics and public art projects. He lives and works in Rockville, Maryland.