Jutta Koether
German, born 1958
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Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Jutta Koether / Philadelphia,
Bortolami
2015
Fortune,
Bortolami
2014
CYCLE 1: JUTTA KOETHER: Isabelle,
PRAXES Center for Contemporary Art

Since the 1990s, German artist Jutta Koether has reflected on contemporary culture through her painting, performance, music, and writing. Koether is most commonly recognized for her abstract paintings that combine vibrant colors and gestural strokes with contemporary and historical imagery, such as graffiti-like brushwork, song lyrics, images of women, floral motifs, and other symbolic references. In her own take on Neoclassical renderings of landscapes and Biblical images, Koether painted a series based on 17th-century painter Nicolas Poussin's The Four Seasons. Using frenetic lines in contrast to Poussin's formal refined techniques, Koether reveals her contemporary view of the seasons and notes the context of the work, a theme also carried through in her display of the works, frequently meant to be site-specific.