Vincenzo Cohen

"Reinterpreting myths through human experience, fighting injustice, breaking silence, shooting down the barriers of diversity by erecting the breastplate of inner force, elevating himself from the delirium of creation for not to die in the darkness of forgetfulness.. The power of creation lies in its message because art can be a means to combat violence. Art is an expression of nature and its potency..."

Frederick II of Svevia, Portraits in Red and Grey Collection - Oil on canvas 50 x 50 cm

Vincenzo Cohen (birth name, Vincenzo Curcio) is an Italian artist and wildlife photographer with a classical formation. He was born in Zurich, Switzerland and after spending his childhood in South Italy, he moved to Rome to undertake academic studies. In 2002 Vincenzo graduated in Fine Arts from the Academy of Fine Arts and in 2005 he held his first personal solo exhibition. In 2007 he received a second master's degree in Archaeological Sciences from the "La Sapienza" University in Rome.

Polyhedric artist, Vincenzo's production is the result of a continuous process of historical-scientific research addressed to the representation of cultural content with a naturalistic and social background. He is involved in Wildlife Conservation and he travels through Africa and Middle East to get inspiration for his art production. Much of his work consists in the reworking of life and travel experiences through an expressionist language, by means of photography, or through the combination of both artistic techniques. One of the artist’s core themes, developed over the years, is the extinction of wildlife. Behind Vincenzo's practice, there is great devotion, dedication and suffering.

Culsans (Janus Bifrons) Italica Collection - Oil on canvas 60 x 60 cm
Dante's journey into hell, Portraits in Red and Grey Collection - Oil on canvas 50 x 60 cm
Latona, Italica Collection - Oil on canvas 40 x 40 cm
Portrait of Commodus/Hercules, Italica Collection - Oil on canvas 60 x 80 cm

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