Archive of Author | Nathan Cohen

As an artist I am interested in how we see the world around us and how this can be altered through images and physical interaction with space and visual form. I have been exhibiting internationally for 30 years, including solo shows at Annely Juda Fine Art London; Museum Mondriaanhuis (retrospective) Holland; Tokyo Gallery Japan and many other venues worldwide.

My interdisciplinary research in art and science embraces neurobiology, optics, virtual and augmented reality technologies which has resulted in interactive art installations exhibited at Ars Electronica  Austria, the Aisho Miura Gallery Japan and University College London. I seek new ways to develop and extend our understanding of what we see and how we interact with our environment and in collaboration with researchers in Japan and the UK I have been creating artworks that challenge our spatial perception, incorporating motion sensing and real-time projection into 2 and 3-dimensional constructions created to give the impression of a multi-layered space.

In addition to my work as an artist I set up the MA Art and Science at University of the Arts London (CSM) in 2011. Over the years I have found that there is a deep interest in exploring areas of creative and intellectual enquiry that do not necessarily fit into single subject areas and encourages the investigation of ideas that may be shared across disciplines. By creating an environment that encourages this we can be most inquisitive and allow ourselves the opportunity to challenge preconceptions as we discover new connections and evolve different strategies for advancing research and creative practice.

I have, in addition to my studio practice, been engaged in publishing, directing an archive, curating exhibitions internationally and writing.

www.nathancohen.co.uk

 

Articles with Nathan Cohen


Visual Perception, Abstraction and Invention: an Exploration

“In questioning what we see we must inevitably have recourse to our experience of the physical world around us. The pictorial offers us a way to explore these experiences and reinvent the world we see. While the picture plane may be viewed as a window onto an illusion of space, it is also the surface upon which spatial reality may be rebuilt.” Nathan Cohen is an artist interested in how we see the world around us and how this can be altered through images and physical interaction with space and visual form. As well as exhibiting internationally for over 30 years, he set up the MA Art and Science at University of the Arts London (CSM) in 2011.