While working I do not think. I stare into the blank surface until I see lines and points then I draw them as they appear on paper or canvas. I feel I fluently transfer the imagery revealed by personal and collective subconscious which I like to share with all. –Roksan Kohen
Born and brought up in Istanbul, she now lives in Vancouver, where an exhibition of her work ends this week at the District Foyer Gallery. Kohen’s work has also been featured by Saatchi online, a portal for international exposure.
Birdy in the City (above) is typical of her brightly colored quasi-animal style, which she segregates in a section of her professional website called “Regarding Others.” The Cherry Blossom (below) reflects her abstract treatments.
But it’s the imaginative surrealism / expressionism in pieces like Runner, below, that captures the most attention.
Kohen says she also has an affinity for depicting crowds. City-zen (detail below) is made up of tiny people. She calls these works “Human Landscapes.” This artist has an extensive body of sketches, as well – which I have posted on my Sketches & Jottings blog. Feel free to jump over there and have a look.
Full size City-zen, below
Roksan Kohen website
Roksan Kohen blog