Gabriela Cohen British, b. 1998
Gabriela Cohen (b. 1998, London) is a Bournemouth based artist creating primarily figurative work with oil paints on canvas. Gabriela graduated with a BA(Hons) in Fine Art from the Arts University Bournemouth in 2020. In 2021 Gabriela went onto become a semi- finalist on Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year and partook in the Graduate Launchpad Residency at spudWORKS (New Forest) until October 2022. Recent exhibitions include ‘DELTA GAMMA’ 21st October – 18th November 2022 at Saatchi Gallery.
Gabriela is a painter who creates psychedelic, magical, and sensitive explorations imbued with a romantic yearning for the unattainable, visiting the past. Gabriela’s process utilises analogue photography, editing the colours in these images to produce references for her paintings. The physical act of painting combined with digital editing creates ambiguity about the time in which her paintings exist, which may be interpreted as a form of time travelling. Gabriela works on an ultra-smooth sanded canvas, wiping away the oil paint to reveal the canvas beneath, working in layers. In some ways this method of painting echoes the soft and romantic feel of film photography.