Ezra Cohen, born in New York City in 1993, is a contemporary artist known for his large, vibrant abstract paintings. His unique approaches to color and composition have attracted the attention of designers and collectors globally. Mannerz’s textured collage and thick layers of paint enhance the dynamism of the striking work.
At the age of 16, Cohen began studying at the Art Students League of New York under Abstract Expressionist artist Knox Martin. Martin is one of the remaining members of the New York School, which came to prominence in the mid 1940s as action painting began changing the course of American art. While Cohen’s paintings channel elements of the iconic energy attributed to the Abstract Expressionists, their distinct sophistication of palette distinguishes them as uniquely Cohen’s.
Cohen’s paintings have been exhibited in numerous New York art shows and open studios. In 2013, Cohen created a pop-up exhibition, “Paint on Canvas.” At what would have been a sold out show, his works caught the eye of collectors and curators. Today, Cohen has work represented in over thirty collections across the United States and Europe. In 2015, Cohen was awarded the Fantasy Fountain Fund Scholarship to attend an art residency at the Marchutz School in Aix-en-Provence, France. A member of the Art Students League of New York, he continues to study under Knox Martin and shares a studio with his longtime mentor, artist Edla Cusick. Cohen is also a cofounder of Work in Progress, a collective of New York City-based music, video, and visual artists.
Dimensions: 72” H x 60” W inches
Materials: Acrylic on Canvas
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