My world revolves around cars, computers, and art, not necessarily in that order.  I use computers to make art and abstract elements of cars to make computers. While I use a variety of materials and processes in my work, my methodology is consistent.  With the use of texture, color, and light, my work is created in a manner that can best be described as “controlled chaos”.  I explore the paradoxes and contrasts that are currently associated with todays and yesterday’s cars and computers while focusing on the beauty of their underlying simplicity.

All of the seventeen pieces displayed in this salon were hand rendered on an iPad using the Procreate app and a Jot Touch 4 pressure sensitive Bluetooth stylus. This enables me to create any type or shape of brush, and any color or texture on the fly. The final image is processed at a photo lab. The print is then hand mounted and personally signed by me. The lightweight floating frameless design allows them to be instantly hung and enjoyed.

The “Electric Sheep” assemblage you see here is connected via Wi-Fi to a distributed network of more than 60,000 other computers running the same software.  As new video clips become available they are automatically uploaded to the server and eventually to the local machines. There are over 2000 video clips on this machine alone with new ones added daily. It’s safe to say you’ll never see the same thing twice!

I am a self-taught artist that has worked in many different mediums including watercolor, oil, pastel and automotive paint.  My work has been displayed at the Santa Cruz Art League, Open Studios, the Davenport Gallery, Graphix Gallery, Palace Art, and in local retail shops. 

lcohen ​​Artist’s Statement
“Take the time to search for something unique in the finer details around us that are often overlooked or taken for granted.  ”The computer and the car are the two most important inventions of the last century. They have given us the freedom of mobility and have systematically led to every advantage we take for granted. Along with their practical purposes, I focus on the finer points of these two devices that have brought the world together including American horsepower, Italian design, Japanese technology and German perfection.

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