Jeremy Cohn

 
True Vine | Jeremy Cohn Art

Tell us about yourself?

My name is Jeremy Cohn, I am originally from Southern California but am currently living in Ecuador. I have worked as a missionary for the past two years, doing design work for our organization (IberoAmerican Ministries). I am passionate about all things visual, with my specialty being drawing, however recently because of my work as a missionary I have worked in Graphic design, video and photography, web design, and interior design. So pretty much anything that involves creating is where my passion lies.

Can you tell us what inspired your most recent exhibit at Azusa Pacific University?  

My exhibition at APU was inspired by the interaction of the man made and the natural as a metaphor for our interactions with our creator. I have been around construction a lot and was always inspired by the textures and materials. I also have a fascination with botanical illustration and plant symbolism, so that is where the interaction came about. The exhibit is very material driven as I wanted to explore the use of industrial materials in an artistic context and their interaction with natural, fluid imagery and forms.

True Vine | Jeremy Cohn Art
True Vine | Jeremy Cohn Art
True Vine | Jeremy Cohn Art

The exhibit is very material driven as I wanted to explore the use of industrial materials in an artistic context and their interaction with natural, fluid imagery and forms.


You recently completed some murals in Ecuador. Tell us about those.

Yes! One of the things that drew me to Ecuador was the opportunity to do murals. I did my first two murals in 2015 on my first extended trip to Ecuador and most recently completed my 5th with another on the way. I was originally inspired to work in murals because of a Ted talk I saw where a group of artist created in murals in favelas in order to bring life to a difficult area and connect with the community. As a missionary this struck an immediate chord with me as that is what a lot of missionary work is about. The murals I have done are all on our church buildings and serve as a conversation starter and make the churches a landmark in each of these communities.

 

True Vine | Jeremy Cohn Art
True Vine | Jeremy Cohn Art

I was originally inspired to work in murals because of a Ted talk I saw where a group of artist created in murals in favelas in order to bring life to a difficult area and connect with the community.


True Vine | Jeremy Cohn Art

What are you currently working on? What is inspiring your work at the moment?

Currently I am working on developing a new body of work which will be my first personal artwork since moving to Ecuador. It will include sculpture, mixed media, and drawings inspired my experiences the past two years as well as an exploration of local materials.

 

Where can we get in touch with you for inquiries and commissions?

The best way to get in touch with me is through my Instagram or email me at jcohnart@gmail.com

You can donate to Jeremy’s work in Ecuador here.