Jutta Koether, ‘Die Seele Zwischen Himmel und Hölle 2’, Christie's

Signature: signed, titled and dated 'J Koether 2008 Die Seele Zwischen Himmel und Hölle 2' (on the reverse)

Stockholm, Moderna Museet, Jutta Koether: The Thirst, March-April 2011, pp. 71 and 80 (illustrated).

Galerie Buchholz, Cologne

Acquired from the above by the present owner

About Jutta Koether

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.

German, b. 1958, Cologne, Germany, based in New York/Berlin

Solo Shows

Philadelphia ,
Jutta Koether / Philadelphia
Galerie Daniel Bucholz, 
Berlin, Germany,
Zodiac Nudes
New York, NY, USA,
PRAXES Center for Contemporary Art, 
PRAXES Center for Contemporary Art, 
PRAXES Center for Contemporary Art, 

Group Shows

Hessel Museum of Art, 
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, USA,
The Conditions of Being Art: Pat Hearn Gallery and American Fine Arts Co.
Stedelijk Museum, 
Amsterdam, Netherlands,
Jump Into The Future- Art From the 90's and 2000's
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