Aesthetic Possibilities: The Art of Linda Cohen
Linda Cohen is an artist of many talents, working in a wide variety of media and taking advantage of the unique aesthetic possibilities of each. Throughout her practice, Linda explore texture, colour, figurative work, and abstraction, through a lens of joyful experimentation.
Recently, Linda has created a series of gnomes -- sculpted from repurposed clothing and other found materials, these figures have a welcoming appearance and look like they’d be at home on a decorative shelf or as a child’s stuffed toy. I like the way the artist achieves a collectible sort of variety with these works, creating a series where each figure is an interesting variation on a theme.
Elsewhere in her portfolio, Linda works with more traditional art media such as fluid acrylics. The artist’s pieces with fluid acrylics are gorgeous, combining streams of rich pigment with a smooth texture that reminds me of work by pour artist Holton Rower, or Luis Pagan. I especially enjoy the artist’s use of these otherworldly colour schemes in scenes from outer space.