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Artist of the Week – Deron Cohen

December 22, 2008 by · 14 comments

Vanya Nikolaeva

Deron Cohen was born and raised in San Diego, California. He graduated from the University of California in Los Angeles, with a degree in Fine Arts. Deron has been teaching painting courses, held one man shows in Seattle, and participated in group shows at the San Diego Art Department, Limbo Fine Arts, and Sushi Gallery.

4th of July
2008, 18”x24”, Oil on canvas

Before the Fall
2008, 20”x20”, Oil on canvas

Desert trip
2006, 36”x48”, Oil on canvas

Icarus Rhino
2008, 20”x20”, Oil on canvas

“Every idea, invention and creation is necessarily born in the non-material realm of the mind. Magic occurs, prayers are answered, and dreams become a reality where the mind meets the physical world. Until the individual acts, the idea remains abstract, but once there is action, the idea becomes real. It is this connection I personally experience and explore in my paintings.”

Mother Earth, Father Sky and the Sun
2006, 60”x48”, Oil on canvas

2005, 24”x36”, Oil on canvas

“I never know the subject matter of a painting when I lay down my first brushstrokes. I start each painting by creating an unplanned composition of lines. Those lines begin to form images and those images begin to tell a story. Strange, beautiful, colorful images of things I’ve never seen before dance across my canvases.”

The Recital
2007, 18”x24”, Oil on canvas

Rising Waters
2008, 16”x20”, Oil on canvas

“Is there anyone who hasn’t had an experience he can’t explain? My art is the clearest proof I have that there is something beyond what our five senses can perceive.”

War Games
2008, 24”x36”, Oil on canvas

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