Claire Cohen originally studied Physics in the mid-eighties and pursued a career in the technical and commercial arenas of the electricity industry. Then in 2010, she was in a position to be able to enrol at the Bristol School of Art and completed the Foundation diploma in Art followed by an MA in Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking at the University of the West of England which was completed in 2014. Claire now works from her studio in Bristol and at Spike Print Studios where she is a member.
Claire work is driven by a desire to experiment with material and process and seeks to play with combinations of old and new techniques. Claire’s work is often abstract in nature, aiming to express a fascination with scientific ideas and mathematical concepts with the use of shape, colour and form.
The Planes series plays with the brain’s ability to respond to limited data and missing information and it explores the idea of creating the seemingly solid from intangible, two-dimensional images. The series of works explores depth, dimension and space and references the idea of the optical illusion.
1986: BSc Hons Physical Sciences, Oxford Polytechnic
2010: Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art – Bristol School of Art
2014: MA Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking, University of the West of England
2013: Reproduction of texture in digitally printed artworks