German artist, Andreas Kocks, works in massive and meticulously crafted installations of cut paper. Working solely with paper and a limited color palette, Kocks’ forms seek to evoke and balance elements of four artistic genres: the linearity of drawing, the painterly brushstroke, the site-specific element of architecture, and the physicality of sculpture. His installations carry a quality of movement and spontaneity, recalling splatters, marks and drips, but are carefully constructed from layers of watercolor paper.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born in Oberhausen, Germany, Andreas Kocks received his MFA in sculpture from the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. He has been featured in international museum exhibitions including the Museum of Art and Design, New York, Manchester Art Museum, England, Museum August-Macke-Haus, Bonn, Haus der Kunst Munich, Germany, and Kerawa Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland. He exhibits his work in galleries in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, England, and the United States, and creates public and private commissions worldwide. In 2006, Kocks was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation fellowship. He has been featured in numerous publications, including Art in America, Architectural Digest, Kunstforum, Time Out, Platinum Magazine and Financial Times. After living in New York for a decade, Andreas now lives and works in Munich, Germany.
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