Tag: Kosbe

January 18, 2016

January – February 2013
Woodward Gallery

The outdoor urban environment is the ideal and most natural place for Cosbe’s work to be shown. His figures are left vulnerable and exposed. His art achieves a relationship with the public and reacts to the public with a soft freneticism. Cosbe gathers energy from his environment igniting the canvas with organized chaos.

The Artist’s creative process involves a push-and-pull between subconscious and conscious gestures. Cosbe’s murals reflect the affinity between his art and his surroundings. Each must coexist lending to the organically dynamic and spontaneous expression within his original paintings.

Maybe Cosbe has borrowed time in this life from masters of years past? His signature street art style has become increasingly more recognized. A finalist/winner of the Red Bull Canvas Cooler Project, Cosbe was chosen to represent NYC in Miami Basel, December 2012. Although never formally trained as a painter, his naïve vision has created a lasting indelible impression in our collective sights.

Exhibition Features
Brooklyn Street Art


Borrowed Time - COSBE
January 4, 2014

Group Show
January 4 – February 22, 2014
Woodward Gallery

Woodward Gallery launches their 20TH Anniversary Year with the group exhibition Sur-Real.
The exhibition title emphasizes each part of the word surreal to give us pause to search for the fantasy in each featured artist’s imagination. With broad strokes or subtle detail, new visions for what seem possible are evoked.

The individual artists step outside of the fundamental world of life and enter another dimension of the creative process. They work in fine contemporary painting, street art backgrounds, paper collage and screenprinting techniques, yet release the creative potential of their unconscious mind. Their work liberates our existence with insight into a new artistic reality.

The selected Artists: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Thomas Buildmore, Deborah Claxton, Sybil Gibson, Richard Hambleton, Kosbe, David Larson, Mark Mastroianni, Margaret Morrison, NoseGo, Kenji Nakayama, Dennis Oppenheim, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, stikman, Jeremy Szopinski, Francesco Tumbiolo, Jo Ellen Van Ouwerkerk, Cristina Vergano, Kurt Vonnegut Jr. and Andy Warhol are an influential force reinterpreting our conventional thoughts and expressions.