Adam Cohn

Painter, Sculptor and Educator

01.08.2017   - 30.09.2017

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.

Artist Adam Cohn in his SomoS studio, August 2017

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:

While looking at art, the viewer takes in two worlds, simultaneously, on the canvas, and your experience of looking at the painting has various layers of interest. I am interested in this question of dual experience, this wonderful balance between looking and enjoying the painting itself- how it is made, the expressive force of paint on canvas, and on the other side- a strong emotional response to the content, and thoughts that take you away into reflection.

Adam Cohn, Artist’s Statement

September 26th 2017, SomoS opens a solo exhibition of Adam Cohn’s painting called “Surface & Depth,” which he produced during a SomoS Artist-in-Residence August/September 2017.

Adam Cohn’s homepage

Photos: Zack Soltes