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Kobi Walsh

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Based in: Brooklyn, NY

Kobi Walsh is a Brooklyn-based multi-disciplinary visual artist whose work investigates the relationship between light, space, and time in order to communicate the subjectivity of the present moment and the constancy of change. He captures intricate impressionistic fragments of light and time in order to parallel the fragile nature of our individual reality. Not relying on digital manipulation, Kobi’s work explores themes of authenticity and the transience of the present moment. He received a B.S. in Cognitive and Brain Sciences from Tufts University, incorporating an understanding of the neurological foundations of perception to play with our expectations of form and space. Kobi’s work has been exhibited internationally in New York, Italy, Miami, Chicago, and Boston and is currently working out of his studio at Mana Contemporary. He has won 33 awards for his photography and has been published 16 times in international publications.

 



Kobi Walsh In The Studio

I believe art is an honest reflection of your unique soul, a reflection of your subjective journey of internal knowing that seeks the fundamental truths of your existence. Creation relies on curiosity. It is a curiosity directed towards the abyss of our own subconscious that leads us to a knowledge of self not derived from external expectation, but from the core of our own individuality.

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More About Kobi Walsh

Question IconWhat inspires you?

My work is heavily influenced by nature: organic forms, the random cyclical movement of the elements, the constant progression of time and explores themes of impermanence, authenticity, deterioration and rebirth, and perceptions of banality. I am constantly inspired by light and how it shifts the way we view commonplace subjects in our environment.

Question IconDescribe your creative process.

I shoot hundreds of photos of any given composition, attempting to remove recognizable indicators of depth or subject, in order to place our mind in a neutral state of observation. Unconstrained by individual bias of the subject, we are able to experience feeling, energy, and emotion simply from the natural atmospheric light of that moment in time.

Question IconWho are some artists that have influenced your work?

I draw inspiration in part from masters of light such as James Turrell and Olafur Elliason, the impressionist movement – specifically from Monet and the plein air painting technique, as well as Kawase Hasui and the Shin Hanga movement.

Question IconWhere do you go for inspiration?

When I feel stuck I am always able to draw inspiration from walking in nature, finding silence, observing slight changes in organic movement, and attuning to fleeting fragments of light within our environment.


Collections Featuring Kobi Walsh

3 Collections

Green Art Collection

Green Art Collection

43 Artists, 45 Products

Last updated: March 21, 2023

Emerging American Photographers

Emerging American Photographers

14 Artists, 42 Products

Last updated: September 7, 2022

New in Artworks: April

New in Artworks: April

52 Artists, 57 Products

Last updated: May 18, 2022


Articles Featuring Kobi Walsh

1 Article


Credentials

Education

Tufts University - Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Cognitive and Brain Sciences

United States of America, 2017

Awards

International Color Awards - Fine Art

2016

Px3 Prix De La Photographie Paris

2015

International Photography Awards - Fine Art : Abstract

2015

Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA)

2015

Black & White Spider Awards – Abstract

2015

Photographers Forum - Best of Photography

2015

Px3 Prix De La Photographie Paris - Second Prize

2014

Px3 Prix De La Photographie Paris - Bronze

2013

International Photography Awards

2012

Exhibitions

The Rubble Collection Nifty Gateway

United States of America, 2022

The Other Art Fair Chicago

United States of America, 2021

The Other Art Fair Brooklyn

United States of America, 2021

Superfine Art Fair Miami

United States of America, 2021

30 Under 30 Exhibition “Director’s Choice Award,” Viridian Gallery NY

United States of America, 2020

Art for Life Chicago

United States of America, 2020

Laval Virtual (Postponed due to COVID)

France, 2020

“Arte e Donna” Museo Diocesano di Terni

Italy, 2020

“Salon Show,” Greenpoint Gallery, NY

United States of America, 2019

“Utopia/Dystopia”, Polykhroma

United States of America, 2017

“Borders”, Polykhroma

United States of America, 2016

10th annual Black & White Spider Awards Photoshow

United States of America, 2015

Press

The Flux Review*

2022

Create! Magazine

2021

Photographers Forum Best of Photography 2015

2015

The Journal, 2015 Black & White Spider Awards

2015

Photographers Forum Best of Photography 2014

2014

Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2014

2014

Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2013

2013