jannine koch



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 the increasing presence of technology, digitization and continual monitoring 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 parallel thereto I have worked in the field of printmaking for more than ten years now. Besides lithographs and experimental approaches I have put an emphasis on intaglio printing. Originating from historical maps, ground plans or local city maps I develop meticulously worked etchings. Since 2018 I have combined maps with the fascinating world of insects resulting in creatures located somewhere between nature and technology.