MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)2019
Artist StatementA love of color, variety and illusion define my artistic endeavor. In my current “Pure Spirit” series, I am visualizing a dynamic, rectangular plane as a symbol of integrated mind, body and spirit. I am placing it in various contexts, and try to balance the rational and impulsive by using both carefully rendered and spontaneous techniques. I incorporate variety by combining various styles and assembling multiple canvases. The resulting images are metaphors for balancing order and freedom, extending boundaries, and bridging differences.
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.