Andreas Kocks’ new work maneuvers within the interface of art, nature and architecture. His forms draw from organic botanicals and painterly strokes. One piece may invite you in to discover its depth, while another boldly slashes across the wall. In both instances there is an intersection and overlapping of 2d and 3d artwork which must be experienced to fully comprehend. It is this transitional quality of the work that inspires the title, Solid Ether.
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.