Bernard Cohen has long been one of Britain's most inventive abstract painterscombination of spray techniques with overpainting...contrasts and tensions between areas of vagueness and tautness, of neon lighting or electronics through the intricate networking of its lines and their glowing colours, while simultaneously implying the tensions of the era in which it was made, for the electric coilings and charged energy of its imagery forcibly projects and neural twistings and turnings that are so characteristic of the mental life of our age
- Eric Shanes, Bernard Cohen: Dealing with the Maelstrom of Reality, Waddington Galleries, 1990