jannine koch


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Current exhibition

Ereignis Druckgraphik 10. Internationale zeitgenössische Druckgraphik

With works of Wolfgang Mattheuer, Max Klinger, Rolf Münzner, Stephanie Marx, Kerstin Hille, Jannine Koch, Christine Ebersbach, Gudrun Petersdorff among others. 

May 30 – August 19, 2018 // Galerie auf Schloss Hartenfels in Torgau, Germany

Statement // Painting

My painting is marked by its references to recent political, economic and social events and affairs. It is determined by its content and meant to convey a message related to highly topical debates. The fundamental changes and developments of recent years like digitization and continual monitoring and surveillance, but also terror, violence and the globalization process are constituents of my work and motivate my painting.

All these changes are increasingly intangible and communicated through the media in an indirect way which I try to reflect on in form and content. Pixels and spray paint for example serve as a leitmotif to represent systematic disinformation. Letters, codes, numbers or grids may on the one hand symbolize the continous flood of information. On the other hand it refers to the idea of total control through reason and technology. In general I am interested in capturing the zeitgeist of an era that is characterized by radical changes, dissolution, fear and destruction. Through the process of painting speed comes to a standstill which - for me - is the prerequisite for gaining a better picture of what is actually happening around us.