Lewis Cohen

category: Visual,

Contact & Info

Website: http://www.lewiscohenartist.com

Phone: 914-241-7820 / 914-762-3780

  • lewis@lewiscohenartist.com

Artist Statement

For years I have been collecting ‘stuff’. Tag sales and flea markets are storehouses for the used and discarded remnants of our society. I never know what magical ‘stuff’ will serendipitously find me. The challenge for me is to see beauty in the ‘junk’. Piles of vintage printers’ wood type, toys and games, kitchen utensils and indus- trial findings that were once useful or entertaining find new form and come alive again as my art.  My newest works incorporate videos, live action and animation in them (My former life spent as a filmmaker).   Life is a circle and I take pleasure in salvaging the old to create something new, asking the viewer to recognize the past while appreciating the here and now.

Educational Background

School of Visual Arts