Leonard Kogan is an artist based in Baltimore. His works are images of perception; their content fluctuates between the visible and the invisible, the presence and absence. He utilizes eccentric and distress-evoking imagery and use overwhelming, multilayered, color-sumptuous brushstrokes. He employs dialogical transferences from one mode of representation to another.
Associative references and flashbacks are convulsing simultaneously on the surface. The coloristic spectrum in his works ricochets from impressionist’s lyrical palette to formless and lurid psychedelic blotches. By employing impulsive and gestural approach, his works are condensed into energetic densities where forms and images push, usurp, assimilate and dominate by means of color, line and shape.
John breathes in deeply, feeling his chest muscles expand. Blood rushes around his shoulder muscles. He feels good. He’s going home now and will be able to be there for a while because he was told something this morning that he never knew until then: he’s non-essential.