Mankind with all its warts and blemishes was Koci's theme. His visual world recreated the pathos of humanity along with its sexual humor and rare form of poetic simplicity and beauty.
Influenced by his Czech upbringing, and life as a merchant sea man, Koci's work reflected this background.
Acrylic and house paints on surfaces including manufactured canvas, used jewelry trays and all kinds of excess wood scraps. He often used a thick brush stroke.
Koci's journals and paintings reflected the alienation and estrangement of mid-century America. Koci was an outsider artist, a primitive artist of the 20th century. "Art is not a question of infinite harmony with the universe, but rather the infinite joy and sadness rising from one's experience" (Audrey Darby).
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