Jan Kossen

Contemporary Art Gallery

Christopher Parrott

2017
2016

CV/BIO

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Sins of Empire
2017

Artists Statement

In my work the contemporary gallery space is an arena where history continually recycles itself. The past - represented in part by the fictional body of work hanging on the gallery walls - is in constant dialogue with the present. The figures themselves also reflect this tension between past and present, as they embody various recurrent archetypes from Western cultural history. This history is to me a treasure trove of tremendous beauty as well as a continuing story of perversity, folly, and unintended consequences.