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German artist Andreas Kocks works primarily in massive and meticulously crafted installations of cut paper. Working with paper and a limited color palette, Kocks’s forms seek to evoke and balance elements from four artistic genres: the linearity of drawing, the painterly brushstroke, the site-specific element of architecture, and the physicality of sculpture. His recent work experiments with metal components, where laser cut shapes coalesce into organic, playful forms that expand upon the soft nature of his paper compositions. His installations carry a quality of movement and spontaneity, recalling splatters, marks and drips, but are carefully constructed from layers of cut watercolor paper, metal leaf coated paper, or lacquered metal.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born in Oberhausen, Germany, Andreas Kocks received his MFA in sculpture from the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. His work has been featured in museum exhibitions worldwide including the Museum of Art and Design in New York, Manchester Art Museum, England, the Museum August-Macke-Haus in Bonn, Haus der Kunst Munich, Germany, and the Kerawa Art Museum in Helsinki, Finland. In 2006 Kocks was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation fellowship. His work has been written about in numerous publications, including Art in America, Architectural Digest, Kunstforum, Time Out, Platinum Magazine and Financial Times. After living in New York for over a decade, Andreas is currently living and working in Munich, Germany.