06/09/2023 - 30/09/2023
Contemporary - Painting
Flowers Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of new and recent paintings by Bernard Cohen, one of Britain’s most significant painters. This exhibition marks the occasion of the artist's 90th birthday.
The works in Things Seen demonstrate Cohen's continuing process of reinvention, in which each painting has a distinctive self-contained identity. The works are characterised by vivid planes of colour intersected by overlapping linear structures, often echoing forms and patterns seen in the surrounding world, relating to personal experience.
Working at a large scale was and remains a sign of his belief in a future. He says: "The 50’s, those post-war years, called for one to open one's arms, take a deep breath and work to make a wide and deep space. In short, something that expressed the joy of moving beyond war."
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