Artist Interview: B. Koch

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What are your ear­li­est mem­o­ries relat­ed to art?
 Being raised in a small, rur­al town I real­ly was­n’t exposed to art. Yes, I had a water col­or set and 128 cray­ola crayons, but, no instruc­tion, encour­age­ment, or time to real­ly pur­sue or create.
How and when did you start becom­ing an artist yourself?
 In 2022 I began look­ing into art. I real­ly was­n’t into land­scapes, still life, etc., but real­ly liked abstract paint­ings. From a young age, I was always known as an “exper­i­menter”, so this seemed to be my cup of tea.
What was the evo­lu­tion like toward find­ing your cur­rent voice and visu­al vocabulary?
 I have always been fas­ci­nat­ed with any­thing that has mul­ti­ple col­ors, i.e., Christ­mas lights, etc. Lik­ing mul­ti­ple col­ors, I had a life time of pro­gres­sion that led me into acrylic pour paint­ing.

I found acrylic pour paint­ing to be very relax­ing, a stress reliev­er, and allowed me to exper­i­ment with the mul­ti­ple col­ors of which I am so fond. It also thrilled me to see how dif­fer­ent col­ors blend and form new col­ors.

The art that I do allows me to real­ly express my inner feel­ings and to have a con­crete image pro­duced rather than a feel­ing being here one sec­ond and then gone. Hope­ful­ly what I do will leave a last­ing impres­sion on others.
What is your process like?
 I start with a cup of cof­fee. I sit back and brain­storm and walk through the house to my stu­dio. I select a can­vas size for my vision, select my col­ors, mix the var­i­ous paints and pour. A new cre­ation is formed.
Is there any­thing from your artist state­ment that you wish to expound on, that you nor­mal­ly don’t have the chance to discuss?
What do you try to con­trol in your sur­faces, and what do you leave to chance?
 I can some­what con­trol the flow of paint with prop­er mix­ing. How the col­ors I select­ed spread and flow togeth­er is most­ly chance.
Where do you see your work going from here?
 Hope­ful­ly to indi­vid­u­als who will enjoy the vision I cre­at­ed. With more expe­ri­ence, I antic­i­pate cre­at­ing larg­er can­vas­es and doing cus­tom work.