LOT S113 DENNIS KOCH / UNTITLED (HEMISPHERIC DISCONTINUITY), 2013
Colored pencil on paper
49 x 51 inches (124.5 x 129.5 cm), paper size
Revised auction estimate: $8,000
Gift of the artist and Marine Contemporary.
Dennis Koch (b. 1978, Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA). Primarily working in the medium of drawing, Koch makes meticulously structured abstract works inspired by the scientific fields of physics, cosmology, dimensional mathematics, and parapsychology. Koch's ongoing Circle Set series are experiments in hemispheric discontinuity and parallel-processing. Analogous to the bifurcated hemispheres of the human brain, these dense colored pencil drawings consist of two warped sets of five rings, each encircling a blank white oculate. These blank center points focalize the viewer's attention leaving the vibrant, often-dissonant sets of rings to be subliminally cross-processed in unison. The toroidal shape of these drawings also closely resembles how magnetic fields radiate out around a planet. Koch has previously exhibited in Los Angeles with Karl Hutter Fine Art, Happy Lion, Kantor Gallery, High Energy Constructs, with Galerie Sabine Knust in Munich, Germany and Miyake Fine Art in Tokyo, Japan. In September 2012, Koch exhibited in the group exhibition, XYZ: The Geometric Impulse in Abstract Art, at the Torrance Art Museum. Koch is represented by Marine Contemporary in Los Angeles where he recently had his second solo exhibition "The Grey Wolf Devours the King" in January 2013. Koch has a forthcoming exhibition at Zic Zerp Galerie in Rotterdam, Netherlands. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
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