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John Berggruen Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of recent paintings by Bruce Cohen. This exhibition opens Thursday, January 10th and will run through Saturday, February 9th, 2002.

In his recent paintings, Bruce Cohen continues to enchant viewers with his Contemporary Realist style that has a definite surrealist edge.  He paints with the precision and light of the Dutch masters, but then saturates his canvases in dreamlike color reminiscent of Magritte and De Chirico.  His interiors are devoid of humans, but rich with organic matter such as flowers, fruit, and views of trees, gardens, and clouds through an open window.  Cohen also includes pieces of pottery created by his wife, artist Roseline Delisle, in his paintings.

Bruce Cohen, a native Southern Californian, graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Cohen is represented in public and private collections such as Phillip Morris, New York, Pacific Bell, Los Angeles, the San Diego Museum of Art, and the Solomon R.Guggenheim Museum, New York.