Jan Sebastian Koch
1978 · Germany
Jan Sebastian Koch might just be the art-world’s best kept secret: his ethereal, dreamlike landscape and fantastical still life paintings evoke the otherworldliness of Chagall or Matisse, handled with a masterful approach to contemporary painting rarely matched by an artist at such a young age. The works are at once poetic, powerful, and deceptively simple: cerulean hues and pastel planes delineate a mountain, a body of water, or a rocky outreach. Through a style that is simultaneously ‘landscape’ painting and completely abstract, the artist recalls contemporary peers Andreas Eriksson or Harold Ancart, but with a greater poetic sensitivity that suggests an emotional understanding or even through his literary imbued titles, even a sense of developing narrative. In 2019 we proudly presented Jan Sebastian in his first major solo outing, which nearly sold out in its first 5 days. We have great aspirations for this incredibly talented painter.
Jan Koch graduated with an MA from the University of Art in Berlin in 2005. Solo exhibitions include: ‘Shelter from the Storm’, BEERS London, London (2019); ‘New Paintings’, Avlskarl Gallery, Copenhagen (2013). Group exhibitions include: ‘Roter Hirsch’ codexberlin, Berlin (2018); ‘Black Box’ Kunsthalle, Luneburg (2018) and; ‘No More Heroes Anymore’ Kreuzberg Pavillion, Berlin (2016). Koch currently lives and works in Berlin.