Australia    Wendy Cohen    


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By integrating shapes into a cohesive body of colours and forms in conjunction with collage elements, flowing ideas are arbitrarily manifested that bring the viewer's attention to the brushstrokes, mark-making and materiality on the surface of each painting.
However, the primary focus of Artist Wendy Cohen's practice is to invite the viewer to enjoy each painting as she transform the static space of each painting with synchronized contrasting colours highlighting its vibrant chemistry and resonance.



2020 February - Joint Show Art Gallery, Sydney
2020 February - Joint Show Are Gallery, Sydney
2019 March – The Other Art Fair, Sydney
2019 April – Group Show Brick Lane Gallery, London, UK
2019 May – Group show Rossobianco Gallery, Rome, Italy
2019 June – Group Show Houston, USA
2019 July – Joint show Factory 49, Sydney
2019 September – Group Show, Chelsea, New York, USA
2019 September – San Diego Art Fair, New York, USA
2019 October – The Other Art Fair, Sydney
2019 December – Art Basel, Miami, USA
2018 April - New York Art Show, New York
2018 September - Group Show, Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York
2018 December - Art Basel Miami
2017 October/November - Post Graduate Show, National Art School, Sydney, Australia
2016 October - NAS Library Stairwell, group show MFA Stage 1
2015 November - Graduate Art Show, National Art School, Sydney, Australia
2015 February - New York Art Show, New York
2015 May - Grid Show group show, National Art School
2015 August - Crossing Borders group show, National Art School

Wendy Cohen is a Sydney based professional artist who is a graduate of the National Art School, attaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2015 and a Master of Fine Arts in 2017.

Wendy’s aim is to convey her own fetish, poetry and harmonious rhythm to the paintbrush, developing playful imagery with an emotive and inventive sensibility. The loose whimsical brushstrokes concerned with Abstract Expressionism and the precise shapes with Geometric Abstraction, are the composites of Wendy’s paintings. Her practice focuses on the relationship of mark making, textured, sweeping brush strokes, shapes, lines, forms and colours with the relationship of natural and urban surroundings that are communicated in a painterly abstracted language.

Her paintings are a visual syntax that entices the viewer to engage in the joy of her oeuvre as the pageantry of the visual field of hues, shapes, light and shadows create a playful freedom of expression.

With a sense of curiosity, exploration and discovery, a lyrical genre is created that results in spontaneous mark making as well as an exciting interplay between the shapes, forms and colours imbued with the ebb and flow of textured brush strokes and the alchemy of a variation of colours.

This spectrum of colours offshoot the radiance of its hues to create harmony, balance and most importantly mystery. Wendy interprets colour with the sounds of the soul as being the transcendental essence of music to give her paintings a lyrical expression that captures the beauty of creation as well as her cultural influences. But most importantly, the artist hand is visible to highlight uncomplicated, and uncontrived yet organic compositions that also incorporate collage elements.

In her textured mixed media paintings, elements of hessian, cardboard, paper and recycled materials are collaged and brought back to life in the creative form. Contrasts are achieved with a variation of collage elements that create an interesting dichotomy between the textured paint, the elements of materials and the flatness of the surface.

Observation, intuition and imagination are key to Wendy’s process as she responds to the interconnection of the world, but most importantly she welcomes the viewer to participate in the mystery and wonderment of her paintings translated onto the canvas with a syncopated rhythm and beat.


1. BANGLE JANGLE DANGLE ENTANGLED, 2020 oil on canvas 61x91 cm. Price $950

2. Bubble Shimmer, 2020 mixed media on canvas 51x51 cm. Price $750

3. BUBBLE BLING, 2020 mixed media on canvas 51x51 cm. Price $750

4.BUBBLE BLISS, 2020 mixed media on canvas 51x51 cm. Price $750

5. Bubble Ripples, 2020 mixed media on canvas 61x51 cm. Price $750

6. Holey Moley, 2020 mixed media on canvas 51x51 cm. Price $750

7. Rolling Holing Round, 2020 mixed media on canvas 51x51 cm. Price $750


8. Shapes of Connection, 2019 oil on canvas 91x122 cm. Ft. Price $1500

9. Small Steps Giant Leap, 2020 mixed media on canvas 105x105 cm. Price $1200

10. UNCHAINED MELODY, 2020 acrylic and spray paint on canvas 51x61 cm. Price $850

11.Windmill Around, 2020 mixed media on canvas 51x51 cm. Price $750

12. HORIZON OF THE HEXAGON, 2019 mixed media on canvas, 90x78 cm. Price $820