Massive Stillness: The Art of Jon Koko

 

 

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.

 

 

'Buddhas in Matrix' by Jon Koko

by Jon Koko

 

'Dharma Pool' by Jon Koko

‘Dharma Pool’ by Jon Koko

 

'Blå Vass' by Jon Koko

‘Blå Vass’ by Jon Koko

 

'Karesansui' by Jon Koko

‘Karesansui’ by Jon Koko

 

'Matcha Morning' by Jon Koko

‘Matcha Morning’ by Jon Koko

 

'Smash' by Jon Koko

‘Smash’ by Jon Koko

 

'Ocean House' by Jon Koko

‘Ocean House’ by Jon Koko

 

'Spain' by Jon Koko

‘Spain’ by Jon Koko

 

'Sunset Swim' by Jon Koko

‘Sunset Swim’ by Jon Koko

 

'Vattenfall' by Jon Koko

‘Vattenfall’ by Jon Koko

 

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