Well known for her elliptical comics, Aidan Koch makes work that emphasizes tone over narrative and seeks affinities between objects, scenes, and moods. Koch frequently builds compositional tension by interspersing silence and space with moments of contact. In this composition, designed to be reproduced onto silk, she draws a parallel between bound hands and bursting florals, and offsets the pairing with a briny gray-green wash.
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.
Pencil and gouache
7 × 5 inches unframed