Jean Koeller’s work captures a sense of feeling through paint. Her sensitivity to color paired with her ability to convey complex landscapes through elemental geometric forms provides the viewer with a window into her world. Her work is highly experiential; one can feel the time of day, the season, even the day’s air quality in her paintings. They’re both immediate, with their quick, sometimes jagged line work or quietly contemplative in their soft washes of color. Lacking in figures, the works invite the viewer to place themselves within the landscape, offering a sensory experience that is at once nostalgic in its familiarity and intriguing in its sense of discovery.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.