This original drawing is a practice page by Aidan Koch, that unlike many of her other illustrations, had no intended purpose and therefore stands uniquely alone. Known for her elliptical comics that emphasize tone over narrative, Koch’s pieces engage subtraction, silence, and space with a careful hand. Koch works directly and intuitively, allowing the compositions and narratives to form throughout her process then adjusts accordingly.
Aidan Koch, b. 1988 Seattle, WA, is an artist and graphic novelist. She received the 2012 Xeric Grant, and was a finalist for the Oregon Book Awards, Literary Arts. Her solo exhibitions include The Midnight Room at Open Space, The Sleeper at Weekends, Mood Board at Mission Comics, and Notes at City Limits. She has shown work in group shows at The Whitney Museum of American Art, Hester Gallery, Company, Kimberly-Klark, Signal Gallery, and more. Publications include Little Angels, published by MoMA PS1, Heavenly Sea published in The Paris Review Summer 2015 issue, and Impressions published by Peradam Press. Koch has also given lectures and workshops at educational institutions including University of Florida and Parsons. Koch currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Graphite and gouache
14.75 × 11.75 inches