SomoS Artist-in-Residence August/September 2017 Adam Cohn is a visual artist/educator working in painting and sculpture. His paintings offer intriguing reinterpretations of classical painting tropes, seen through the lens of a generation used to viewing the world through digital means. Still lifes, portraits, rustic landscapes, and absurdist studio views are among his recent work.
Born 1983 in Israel, Adam Cohn lives and works in Tel Aviv.
He received his art education from the Jerusalem Studio School, Jerusalem, Israel (2004-2008), and the Arts Students League, New York, USA (2010-2011) studying sculpture with Jonathan Shan. Between 2007-2012, he has taught drawing at various establishments; and since 2012 teaches at Hatahana School for Painting and Drawing, Avni Institute.
His solo exhibitions include two presentations at the Hatahana Gallery, Tel Aviv in 2013 and 2014, curated by Liza Gershuni; and a 2009 show at Hamila Gallery, Harduf, Israel. Between 2008 and 2016, Cohn has taken part in Tel Aviv group shows at Liza Gershuni Gallery, Hanina Gallery, Hatahana Gallery (curator:Liza Gershuni), and Gallery 33.
His work is represented in the Dubbi Shiff Art Collection, Marina Hotel, Tel Aviv, and private collections in the UK, USA, and Israel.
Interested in the tension between painting’s surface and the subject of its depiction, Cohn states:
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