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 Sebastian Koch
JAN SEBASTIAN KOCH (b.1978 Monchengladbach, Germany) 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’, codex-berlin, Berlin (2018); ‘Black Box’ Kunsthalle, Luneburg (2018); ‘No More Heroes Anymore’ Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin (2016); ‘Lee Mingwei: Li, Gifts and Rituals’, Gropius Bau, Berlin (2020). His current solo exhibitions at BEERS London, entitled, ‘If Mountains Could Sing’ runs through until mid-May 2020. Koch currently lives and works in Berlin.