Guy Cohen, currently lives in the San Francisco Bay area and exhibits his artwork internationally. Guy works in both painting and 3-D mediums, however, he says he enjoys creating stone sculpture the most and “can see the whole universe in every piece.” His creative process is one of intuitively entering a relationship with each stone and through distinct phases, he explores the depth and quality of the wholeness of the relationship. He feels that when he is open and honest, the universe precisely reflects his motives–which become transparent in the finished work.
Born in Egypt to a French Jewish father (whose own father was a rabbi) and an Italian mother, Guy was raised in Egypt and France. He has lived and worked internationally throughout his life. He says he draws upon the rich, multinational flair from his past to create the future. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering from MIT and helped develop some of the earliest computer-aided art; several of his pieces were shown at the opening of the Centre George Pompidou Museum in the early 70’s.
His current work is inspired by the mystic tradition, which reveals elements of the creation and oneness.
About this work he says:
I have the impression that my own soul merges with the stone I am carving and becomes a greater self, my true nature. I’m able to remove all undesirable thoughts and tendencies and I project into my sculptures a dimension of my senses and feelings in a very organic way that imbues my art with a remarkable wisdom, wholeness, peace and fulfillment.”
In 2012 with international artist Ali Meamar, Guy co-created a foundation: SNAC-expo.org, whose mission is to find and promote exceptional undiscovered artists all over the world. The foundation has already helped over 2500 artists from Iran, Ukraine, Israel and most recently France.
You can see more of Guy’s work on his website: