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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

ROBERT COHEN

ROBERT COHEN

Artist Work

Opening Up
2012
acrylic
36X30
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
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

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.