Born in 1976 / Lives and works in Sao Paulo, Brazil
The Brazilian artist Felipe Cohen locates his practice between ready-made and sculpture. In his work, he uses a variety of mediums ranging from drawing to sculpture and installation. Cohen often merges long lasting, strong materials such as stone or marble, together with fragile mediums like glass, cardboard or paper. The intention is to create both a dialogue between the different materials as well as the conditions for one material to contaminate another. Contamination changes the properties of the material. Through minimum intervention, Cohen uncovers unforeseen relations which indicate the possibility of looking at the world in a different way, searching for new meanings of materials.