Andreas Kocks, Real Ghosts
Emily Leonard, HOMER
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EXHIBITION: Andreas Kocks, Real Ghosts July 27 – September 10
Emily Leonard, HOMER July 13 - August 31
Winston Wächter Fine Art is pleased to announce our third solo exhibition with German- based artist Andreas Kocks. Real Ghosts explores the sinuous properties of paper and metal through elaborate layers of hand carved and laser cut forms.
Kocks effortlessly combines painterly linework with the sculptural ingenuity of an engineer, marrying disparate artistic practices with effortless grace. Working with aluminum leaf, coated brass, watercolor paper, and stainless steel, Kocks assembles wildly organic compositions full of implied movement with subdued color palettes. Circles burst outside of any self-imposed container and engage the wall itself as an integral part of the artwork. Soft, elastic textures draw attention to the diverse materiality, as playful, winding shapes overlap and disappear into each other like neural pathways or mangled branches.
Born in Oberhausen, Germany, Andreas Kocks received his MFA in sculpture from the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. His work has been featured in museum exhibitions worldwide including the Museum of Art and Design in New York, Manchester Art Museum, England, the Museum August-Macke-Haus in Bonn, Haus der Kunst Munich, Germany, and the Kerawa Art Museum in Helsinki, Finland. In 2006 Kocks was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation fellowship. His work has been written about in numerous publications, including Art in America, Architectural Digest, Kunstforum, Time Out, Platinum Magazine and Financial Times. After living in New York for over a decade, Andreas is currently living and working in Munich, Germany.
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Winston Wächter is a fine art gallery and art consulting firm with exhibition spaces in Seattle and New York City. The gallery specializes in the acquisition and placement of contemporary and 20th Century works of art. Established in 1995 by Stacey Winston Levitan and Christine Wächter-Campbell, the gallery’s mission is to assist clients with the intricacies of acquiring works of art. Stacey and Christine bring with them a depth of knowledge and over twenty years of experience in the art community. The gallery represents over thirty contemporary artists who work in a variety of media including painting, photography, sculpture, and printmaking. In addition to gallery artists, Winston Wächter Fine Art also assists in secondary market placement of modern and contemporary masters.