Following the passing of his grandfather, Dylan Cohen was given free art supplies and quickly picked up painting to express himself. Relatively new to painting starting in just 2014, the autodidact artist has quickly began developing a distinct abstract expressionist style.
Dylan’s creative background started in 2012, when he purchased his first camera. He has worked on a web series, multiple short films, music videos, and is currently creating content for a variety of artists. Having experience in visual arts, it was an easy transition from a camera to a canvas. Film taught Dylan about framing and showing “the usual” from a unique perspective. The fact that people all have individualized perspectives is what truly drives his craft.
In majority of his paintings, Dylan plays with the “simple things” such as colors, textures and shapes.
He is infatuated with the idea that one color, shape, or texture (or combination of multiple colors, shapes, and textures) can mean something different to everyone who views it and bring a nostalgic or new experience to the viewer.
Dylan’s interpretation of his own work hopefully varies from how you see it. He feels similar in regards to his drawings and sketches unconventionally–showing hardly any regard to classical drawing methods. Dylan draws not to portray how his eyes see a subject but rather how his mind visualizes them.
To him “a person can only go as far as their perspective allows them to see”.
His paintings can currently be viewed at 704 Gallery in Lae Worth, Florida.