ANDREAS KOCKS REAL GHOSTS & EMILY LEONARD HOMER
Friday July 29th, 4-6pm
Artist in attendance
Contact GALLERY@WINSTONWACHTER.COM for an appointment to view the work
Winston Wächter Fine Art is pleased to announce our third solo exhibition with German-based artist Andreas Kocks. Real Ghosts explores the sinuous properties of paper and metal through elaborate layers of hand carved and laser cut forms. Kocks effortlessly combines painterly linework with the sculptural ingenuity of an engineer, marrying disparate artistic practices with effortless grace. Working with aluminum leaf, coated brass, watercolor paper, and stainless steel, Kocks assembles wildly organic compositions full of implied movement with subdued color palettes. Circles burst outside of any self-imposed container and engage the wall itself as an integral part of the artwork. Soft, elastic textures draw attention to the diverse materiality, as playful, winding shapes overlap and disappear into each other like neural pathways or mangled branches.
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.