The paintings of Sweden-based artist Jon Koko pause at the moment when the stillness of life turns surreal — his work reveals the absurdity the mind can see when the eyes are closed, the imperfect attachment to reality, a memory flips, multiplies. Koko shows us what he sees, experiences, in muted fragments so tranquil and placid each piece becomes a simple machine for meditation.
Koko’s canvases are solid structures — paint and pencil sustain and support, each element necessary and colored with the internal mood of life at rest. Koko’s work is memory recall as geometric haze, the error of time returning the shapes but not the detail. Life with the volume turned off.