Benjamin Cohen has broken with traditional portrait and figurative painting. Instead, he is trying to capture the essence or impression of a person. His work is a fine line between Abstraction and Expressionism and just enough of a form to suggest a figure.
Top to bottom: Study of Two Figures and an Interior; Study of Six Figures and an Interior; Study of a Figure and a Boat; Study of an Interior/Exterior with Beak
Watch this three minute interview with Cohen in his studio in London. He speaks quite eloquently about work that is difficult to define.