With great pleasure we are hosting Zach Koch, presenting him in Italy with a comprehensive solo exhibition, where his most recent digital production will be examined in the broadest context of his evolutionary path in the past years, starting from the oil painting.
A great poet of the digital generations’ imaginary, and expert as well in the classic techniques and the figurative renewal of the great masters, Koch incorporates in his artworks a “spirit of the age” balancing between romantic transiency and permanence of the absolute.
In Koch’s actual expression we find the collective imaginary originating in the last decades trans-generationally gathered, with the preponderant presence of media cults belonging to the video-ludic and electronic culture. An imaginary that is multifarious and yet well-defined, only apparently boisterous, because it is as much faceted and hectic as the ocean of visions produced by, and addressed to, a world of seven billions individuals.
Those who can understand the longings of the human soul by reading between the lines of the mass thinking, will be able to find in Koch’s artworks a profound serenity and an overflowing vitality, inspired by the primal willpower to exist and resist despite all the obstacles imposed by this absurd world, away from the contradictions of a violent and egotistic society and of a civilisation built on the victims of hatred.
Zach Koch’s expression, strong of his excellent mastery control in the painting technique and his deep admiration for the great classics, evolves with decisive and big steps towards the search for more freedom from technical constraints and cultural premises, expanding with enthusiasm thanks to the digital medium, becoming testimony of the undeniably intrinsic potentiality that the malleable meta-substance of electronic matter offers to the expression of thought. CONTINUES on the catalogue.
Exhibited artworks and photo gallery
Summary of the exhibited time-based artworks
Catalogue Click here
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Catalogue of Zach Koch - Incognito Truth, Italian | English, 52 pages A4 (21 × 29.7 cm)
The CON-TEMPORARY Art Observatorium exhibition room is located in the centre of Lavagna, in the midst of Riviera Ligure di Levante, northern Italy. The location is well serviced, a few steps from bus and railway stations, the touristic jetty, free 2h parking and near the highway exit. Access for impaired people and lift. By foot, by train or bus:
exiting the train station of Lavagna by the city side, go to the left going along the main street until the Poste Italiane post office, here turn right toward Via Cristoforo Colombo street, as soon as you arrive at the roundabout of Piazza Cordeviola square turn left in Corso Buenos Aires boulevard. The building n. 42 is at the start of the boulevard.
Bus stop "Lavagna - P.za Cordeviola/Edicola
" linee 4
. By boat:
on the maritime line fares Portofino / Lavagna / Cinque Terre disembark at the touristic harbour of Lavagna. Exiting the harbour, turn left in Via dei Devoto street and go beyond the railway by the underpass that takes you to the Poste Italiane post office, then follow the directions above. By car:
toll road A12 E80 Genova-Livorno, exit at Lavagna, go toward the town centre. At the roundabout of Piazza Cordeviola turn right in Corso Buenos Aires and stop at the start of the boulevard, number 42 . By airplane:
the nearest airport is the Cristoforo Colombo of Genoa, the shuttle bus VOLABUS will take you to the train station of Genova Brignole, from there you can reach Lavagna in 40-60 minutes.