German artist Andreas Kocks works in massive and meticulously crafted installations of cut paper. He works solely with paper and a limited color palette.
He carves thick sheets of watercolor paper to create textured, layered works that give the illusion of three-dimensional brush strokes, splatters, and drips. Kocks’ forms seek to evoke and balance elements of four artistic genres: the linearity of drawing, the painterly brushstroke, the site-specific element of architecture, and the physicality of sculpture.
He was born in Oberhausen, Germany. He received his MFA in Sculpture from the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and his MA in education at the University of Düsseldorf. In 2006 he was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation fellowship. In addition to exhibiting at museums and galleries in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, England, and the United States, he has received numerous commissions from private and public clients. His works can be seen in museums and private collections in Europe and America.