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Nathan Cohen: Form and Vision

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At Annely Juda Fine Art, 23 Dering Street, London W1 until 31 March

The play of painted forms in Nathan Cohen's Dazzler (above) is restless and seemingly three dimensional but all the intricacies of this 150 x 150cm work have been conjured up on a flat 2.5cm panel.Some 20 of Cohen's geometric illusions are on show at Annely Juda Fine Art, including another complex large piece (top) in which the artist restricts himself to black and white . The catalogue features an intriguing essay by a professor of neurobiology, Semir Zeki, who writes that 'artists are in some sense neurobiologists, exploring the vast potentials of the perceptive systems of the visual brain'; in doing so, they make visible to us 'new features about form and its relationship to space'. Zeki's comments are certainly apt to an experience of Cohen's works, but touch on larger questions of creation and perception, especially our physiological response to form.

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