Since 2003, Lital Lev Cohen has been developing a unique combination of approaches, techniques and visual languages in order to re-define and reinvent drawing and painting in relation to visual digital media and its technological evolution. Lev Cohen investigates the ways in which specific visual languages that reflect a specific time in history or the present, impact our collective perception of reality and influence art-making.
Her contemporary aesthetic style is informed by Baroque Illusionism, Modernism, Constructivism, Dada and Abstract painting. Creating optical 3D illusions with traditional materials is a definitive characteristic of her work. The work is a vehicle for her contemplations about the human condition, epistemology, spirituality, sexuality, the novelties and the challenges of the times we live in.
Lev Cohen was born in Tel-Aviv and raised in London. She received her BFA from Parsons School of Design, New York in 2003, and her MFA from Yale School of Art, New haven, CT, in 2006.
Her work has been exhibited internationally in galleries, institutions and art fairs, namely, the Herzliya Museum of Art, MOCA Taipei, MOCA Shanghai, Artissima Art Fair, Turin, Italy, and Frieze NYC Art Fair, where her series of paintings “The Malevich Variations” was featured in a solo booth.