Jan Kokol, PhD
Jan Kokol, a polymathic artist nurtured through an extraordinary trajectory of architectural, design, and artistic education in Austria, Portugal, Japan, Spain, and the United States, epitomizes a profound artistic awareness within the realm of abstract expressionism. His refined mastery of mixed media resounds as a evidence to his technical and conceptual sophistication, relating to themes of money, greed, wealth, corruption, legislation, pressure of society, tolerance as others.
Educated at the prestigious bastions of intellectual rigor, Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Kokol’s multidisciplinary upbringing saturates his work with a captivating fusion of analytical rigor and artistic intuition. His work collaborations with luminaries of the design sphere, including UN Studio, Günther Domenig, Zaha Hadid, Miralles Tagliabue, Swarovski and Chanel, attests to his creative agility and fondness for collaborative exploration. The body of work encapsulates large scale paintings, complex 3d printed sculptures as fictive virtual reality worlds, a conglomerate of the analogue with the digital realm.
Kokol’s artistic reputation has found embodiment within a rich tapestry of international exhibitions, gracing esteemed venues such as the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC) in Barcelona, the SOHO House in Barcelona, the Ignacio de Lassaletta Gallery in Barcelona, La Biennale di Venezia in Venice, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) in Cambridge, the Deelen Art Gallery in Rotterdam and the Liesl in Graz among others. These showcases provide a platform for his mesmerizing visual narratives, captivating audiences with their immersive and evocative nature.
In Kokol’s oeuvre, the interplay of abstract elements transcends the confines of traditional representation, diffusing each decision with poetic resonance and allegorical significance. His artistic lexicon of mixed media evokes a profound sensory experience, guiding viewers through an delicate labyrinth where form and emotion unite. Often the combination with digital environments injects additional layers of complex diversity.
Jan Kokol’s artistic trajectory is a bold statement to his unhesitating dedication to his art, as he traverses the boundaries of disciplines and nations, fusing his architectural intellect with his artistic prowess. His abstract expressionist works serve as a resounding testament to the harmonious dialogue between mind and medium, inviting viewers into a realm of aesthetic transcendence and intellectual contemplation.