Jeff Cowen


This comprehensive catalogue accompanies American artist Jeff Cowen’s (b.1966) major solo exhibition at Moscow’s Museum of Modern Art, that includes more than 170 selected works, illuminating the grand variety of his practice.

Having developed his own principles and techniques for working with the material surface of an image, Cowen, with adamant aestheticism, turns to the archeology of the dreams, to the shadow images of otherworldly spaces, ruins, and mirages, revealing the key themes and plots of the artist’s work.

Including more than 170 selected works — blurry, hazy frames, abstract collages, twilight landscapes which illuminate Jeff Cowen’s artistic practice. Strokes, stains, paper tears — in the sum of these techniques, it is easy to identify the echo of Abstract Expressionism and, at the same time, his inheritance of the hermeticism of alchemical practices.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition, ‘Jeff Cowen: Photoworks’ at MMoMA, Moscow (1 September – 24 October 2021).

English and Russian text.

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