Helen, 2015

Well known for her elliptical comics that emphasize tone over narrative, Aidan Koch’s pieces engage subtraction, silence, and space with a careful hand. Koch works directly and intuitively, allowing the narratives to form throughout her process then adjusts accordingly. Though one element of a much larger dialogue, the drawing offers a window into a vision of consciousness, where landscape, object, and figure are overlaid, merged and realigned in everchanging versions of themselves. This illustration sketch was created for The New York Times, accompanying the 2016 article "The Smell of Loss" about the sensory experience surrounding grief and loss.  

Aidan Koch, b. 1988, Seattle, is an artist and graphic novelist who lives and works in Landers, California. Her solo exhibitions include those at 14A Galerie, Hamburg; Signal Gallery, Brooklyn; Open Space, Baltimore; Weekends, London; and Park View/Paul Solo in Los Angeles. She has shown work in group exhibitions at The Whitney Museum of American Art, Hester Gallery, and Company in New York; DREI, Cologne; Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris; and more. Publications include Little Angels, published by MoMA PS1; Heavenly Sea published in The Paris Review Summer 2015 issue; and Impressions published by Peradam Press.

Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on paper
Unique


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$750.00