Kottie Paloma’s two paintings FÜTTERN (FEED) and INTERNSHIP AT THE BUTCHER SHOP (WEIRD MEAT) deal with his move from Los Angeles to a small wine-producing village called Alzenau, which is located in Bavaria on the border of Hesse in in Germany. In both paintings, Paloma is establishing a dialog between abstraction and representational forms while keeping to a two-colored palette. The paintings can be seen as fictional narratives based on the artist's new life in Germany.
FÜTTERN (FEED) takes on a darker vibe with more abstraction and fewer representational figures. Mark-making and the blackening out of failed attempts of imagery led Paloma to a more spontaneous final result of this painting. FÜTTERN was one of the first words in German coming fro the mouth of his three-year-old daughter, and she used it to (wrongly) describe anything that has to do with food. In this painting, one can get glimpses of what looks like human forms piled on top of black marks that are interwoven with other glimpses of human forms. It is a block of an intermingled mess that allows room for the viewer's interpretation, a fun play on what might be a billionaire’s cannibalistic leftovers.