‘The work is all about the moment’: Ezra Cohen Exhibition

Interview with gallery owner Aidan Meller about the work of Ezra Cohen

The Oxford Culture Review

Ezra Cohen’s new exhibition is running at the Meller Merceux Gallery, Oxford, until February 28th 2013. I spoke to gallery owner Aidan Meller about the paintings. 

The visceral paintings currently on exhibition at the Meller Merceux gallery are those of Ezra Cohen, a collaboration of two artists of the School of Oxford. The group, including painters such as Donald Wyland and Seth Bernstein, share studio space and aim to achieve a communal artistic process to the extent of contributing to each others’ canvasses. The two artists who are Ezra Cohen, one self-taught and the other with a degree in Fine Art, are united by a fascination with the landscape, and notions of isolation from and unity with it; their choice to create one personality, ‘Ezra Cohen’, as the voice of their art emphasises the inter-connectivity that they aim to strive for. ‘Approaching art jointly leads to creative surprises – that’s…

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