Christofer Kochs
German, born 1969

In his paintings and sculptures, Christofer Kochs conveys the interior life of journeying, archetypal figures through richly textured surfaces. Rendered in a washed-out color scheme, Kochs’s paintings feature sketches of faceless figures—ghostly presences painted on layered backgrounds depicting specific or suggestive environments. The paintings are executed on folded canvases, adding sculptural depth and a sense of real space to the portrayed locales. Kochs’s sculptural practice extends from his painting; he constructs sculptures from shaped pieces of wood and paint. The figures defy realism, showcasing barely discernible facial features and roughly carved bodies that only loosely suggest the human form.

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