Art Review: Bernard Cohen @ Flowers

Tabish Khan
By Tabish Khan Last edited 71 months ago
Art Review: Bernard Cohen @ Flowers


When you first look at Bernard Cohen’s work, the angular lines and seemingly random deployment of circles appear to be brightly coloured jumbles without significance.

But as with all abstract art, the longer you look at it, the more structure you see. Stories start to take shape.

Cohen’s art owes a lot to Futurism and the link with technology is present in his work as well. The large prints resemble an overhead camera shot with the straight lines representing roads and buildings, and the dots people. The coloured circles appear to be the blast/fallout zones that you often see in the military diagrams of Hollywood blockbusters.

Well, that's our interpretation. Everyone is likely to see a different story and some won't see anything other than circles and lines. This art won’t be to everyone’s taste and if Mondrian’s work does nothing for you should probably avoid this. But if you want to see abstract art that fuels the imagination then you’ll find it here.

Bernard Cohen: Place Games is at Flowers, 21 Cork St. W1S 3LZ until 21 April. Entrance is free.

Last Updated 21 March 2012