born in 1948, Osaka, Japan, is a Mail Artist. The family name is Kouen but on the advice of Byron Black, adopted the English name 'Cohen' as ebraico.Cohen discovered in mail art in Canada. Ryosuke is the son of a well-known writer of haiku in Japan, Jyunichi Koen. Early work by Cohen is the result of a mixture of tradition and imagination Japanese numbers and contemporary icons as it is his signature, the letter "C". He shared the experience Dada and Fluxus and was in touch with the artist Shozo Shimamoto and with members of the Gutai group sharing spontaneously and naturally a new way of making contemporary art. Ryosuke is not the first artist Japanese post, but it certainly is the longest in the Japanese author international network after Ray Johnson and William Achilles Cavellini even Ryosuke Cohen puts again in game cards of the trial, in a culture that prefers old-fashioned the work created specifically to be marketed. It does so by proposing a particular project his "Brian Cell" (Brain Cell), it started in June 1985 with thousands of members in over 80 countries. a job that collects every 10 days the images of many mail artists on one page by attaching a list of addresses of contributors from some fifteen countries for work. which she saw him involved for 30 long years with thousands of members in over 80 countries, rejecting the work unique and usual concepts like originality and then, preferring to play more, research and concrete freedom the artist deliberately located on the edge of a cultural traditionalist. An important project still active that welcomes every 10 days the images of many mail artists on one page by attaching a list of addresses of employees from certain countries (fifteen for work). To this way of doing, he is perhaps the most interesting and active in the network than anyone to the organizational capacity of the project and dissemination of Mail Art. In August 2001 he started the project "Fractal Portrait", doing portraits and Silhouette of body to his artist friends on the occasion of the Meeting held in various parts of the world; United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Spain, Yugoslavia, Germany, Holland, Korea, Italy and France. Cohen is the contemporary artist who is no longer the one who produces a work of art according to old ideas classicist tradition, but he serves as a mediator and intermediary between the realization of a project idea (his) and those participating in the project. Practically, he is the organizer of a "do" becoming director of a provisional intervention, which stems from the contribution of others and materializes together in collective cooperation in which everyone can participate and be positively and passionately involved in creating the work. In thirty years of work he has solo shows and participation in projects that are in different world regions. His works are in many public libraries and in many private archives.
Lives and works in Yagumokitacho Moriguchi, Osaka City.
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