Biography

Leonard Kogan lives and works in Baltimore. His works are images of perception; their content fluctuates between the visible and the invisible, the presence and absence. He utilizes eccentric and distress-evoking imagery and uses overwhelming, multilayered, color-sumptuous brushstrokes. He employs dialogical transferences from one mode of representation to another. Associative references and flashbacks are convulsing simultaneously on the surface. The coloristic spectrum in his works ricochets from impressionist’s lyrical palette to formless and lurid psychedelic blotches. By employing impulsive and gestural approach, his works are condensed into energetic densities where forms and images push, usurp, assimilate and dominate by means of color, line and shape.


Selected Shows

2007 "Atmosphere", Anelle Gandelman Fine Art, Larchmont, New York - 2004 “SUR/FACE/S” Nexus Project Gallery, New York . - 2004 “FUSSION 2004” Globe Institute Gallery, Globe Institute of Technology, New York . - 2000 Museum Yanko-Dada of Modern Art, Ein-Hod , Israel . 

Selected Group Shows - 2011 Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre TURTLE SALON curated MIichael H Shamberg, Paris. - 2005 Project Diversity at a multi-venue Exhibition of 200 Brooklyn Artists. A project of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, Sputnik Gallery, Brooklyn New York. - 2005 Collision Machine, Brooklyn New York. - 2005 “Reflections“ Nexus Project Gallery, New York. - 2004 “The after light” The Andy Warhol Factory, New York. - 2002 "Artik 4", Scholarship winners of The America- Israel Cultural Foundation, University of Tel- Aviv Art Gallery, Israel. - 2001 Contemporary Art Center, Rishon-LeZion , Israel . - 2001 "Artik 3", Scholarship winners of The America- Israel Cultural Foundation, University of Tel- Aviv Art Gallery, Israel. - 2000 “Wall flowers”, Herzliya Museum of Arts, Herzliya , Israel


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