Sebastian Koch

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There is a certain humor in Sebastian Koch's definition of the line in his paintings. The line is disturbing the surface, it creates a dialogue between the surface of the canvas and the line and is also creating space in the painting. He is drawing the line until the associative potential is taking over the surface and is creating some references 'outside' of the canvas. Lines are somehow becoming signs which we cannot read literally as something known or concrete. But we are getting into some idea of these forms even if they remain enigmatic at all. On the other hand Koch is guiding our attention to the painting as a construction of material when he is using a certain framing that gives us the possibility of examining the edges of the canvas. This framing is a reference to the painting of the 50s when painting was facing this major theoretical problem: Is painting a field of projections of the outside world or is it just a construction of material? Koch is playing with both approaches discussing them with a humorous notification that signs and meaning will always remain uncertain or in some way unclear.

Harald Krejci.

Sebastian Koch
Biographie / Biography:

1986 Geboren in Vorarlberg, A. / Born in Vorarlberg, A.
Lebt und arbeitet in Wien und Litschau / Lives and works in Vienna and Litschau. 2006 Education for corporate design. 2007-2012 Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. 2010 Residency of Open Source Gallery in New York. Co-founder and editor of the the comic magazine "Franz The Lonely Austrionaut“. Part of the band Rambo Rambo Rambo.
Einzel und Gruppenausstellungen (Auswahl) / Solo and groupshows (selection):

2018 Solo presentation Krobath Wien, A. 2017 „floginim“, Geukens & De Vil, Knokke, BE . 2016 Solo presentation Krobath Wien, A. „Die Gegend um Xero“, Palais Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz, A."how to pt. 1", Druckwerk Lustenau, A. 2015 „Art Groupie“, Industra, Brno, CZ. m.oë, Wien, A. Destination Vienna, Kunsthalle Wien, A. „walk with me, talk with me, love with me“, wellwellwell, Wien, A. Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz, A. 2014 Solo presentation „Funmachine“, Luis Leu, Karlsruhe, D. „Was Sie Lesen“, Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz, A. ”We Are Not Sisi”,Vondelbunker, Amsterdam, NL. 2010 Solo presentaion “No matter Where You Go, There You Are“, Open Source Gallery, New York, USA.

Konzert / Concert: 2012. Uraufführung / Premiere:
„Etüde nr. Katzenbaum“ mit dem / with Thürmchen Orchester, HfMT, Köln, D.