Monday, June 25, 2007

Jeff Cohen

I'm working on some new gallery paintings at the moment, but nothing is complete as yet. So, I thought it would be a good time to plug my friends again. Jeff Cohen has been working on these "fragmented" water towers for about a year now, and they have proven to be extremely popular. The painting above, entitled Like Candy, is one of his most recent towers, and my favorite to date. It looks good here, but to see it in person is a religious experience.

That piece was at Stricoff in New York, and sold immediately. Jeff has other water towers available at Stricoff, as well as at Twinhouse in Atlanta. He has also had great success with his bicycles like the one above, entitled 110 Degrees, and his still lifes. All done in this fragmented style. His large salt shakers, like the one below, entitled Big Salt, are my favorites.

It's extremely invigorating, and intimidating to visit Jeff, and walk amongst these paintings before they are shipped off. I'm inspired, and simultaneously deflated by his talent. The phrase, "I'm not worthy" creeps into my mind. In truth it makes me work harder.

Karen and I love to visit Jeff, and his wife Leslie (also an artist - I'll post some of her work later) and talk art. It really gets the creative juices flowing. You can see these paintings, plus Jeffs' "Magic Pictures" on his website, which you can access by clicking here.

1 comment:

Jelaine Faunce said...

His "Water Salt" piece is one of my all time favorites. Gives me chills.