Ivorypress presents Broken Light, a publication on the first solo exhibition of Brazilian artist Felipe Cohen in Spain.
The show, focused on his Light series, feature Cohen’s paintings on wood. The artist’s subtle and elegant manner of creating is reflected directly through the pieces included in the exhibition, as the shapes interlace with the mellow colours.
The genre of landscape is explored and constantly reinterpreted through the geometric elements and colours of these pieces, revealing more than first meets the eye. The fine brushstrokes extend over the wooden surface, articulating the materials and everyday objects used.
‘My main aim was to portray nature as a field of constant indeterminacy and change, which is generated through systems. The construction of geometry and repetition of triangular modules brings about control and rigour, whereas the appropriation of the organic nature of the wooden veins and the watercolour process makes the natural marks of the material visible, creating an atmospheric, less graphic effect.’
Felipe Cohen (1976, São Paulo, Brazil) locates his practice between sculpture and the readymade. Using a variety of mediums ranging from installation to sculpture and drawing, Cohen creates a dialogue between traditional and contemporary ways of displaying the artistic object. His solo exhibitions include Kubikgallery, Porto, Portugal; Galeria Millan, São Paulo; Capela do Morumbi, São Paulo; and Centro Universitário Maria Antônia, São Paulo. In 2016 he was awarded the illy Sustain Art award at ARCOmadrid, Spain. Other awards include Atos Visuais-Funarte, Brasilia (2007) and Fiat Mostra Brasil, São Paulo (2006). Cohen’s work is featured in several Brazilian collections such as Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, and Museu de Arte do Rio, Río de Janeiro.