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Matthias Hoch

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Statement

Matthias Hoch’s photographs are images of contemporary urbanity. In lucid compositions, his photos expose the materials of the modern age in all of their austere sensuality. According to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, they are ‘adequate images for postindustrial society.’ Objects are positioned precisely and with a keen sense of surface quality in the pictorial format and often evoke irritatingly ambiguous and puzzling effects by virtue of the artist’s choice of scale and perspective. Beginning with the rapidly changing urban landscapes of eastern Germany, the photographer (*1958) has been exploring the ubiquitous formal language of modern European urban development since his days as a student at the Leipzig Kunsthochschule. The views he presents seem virtually impossible to localize. They document Hoch’s critical, analytical approach to the space around us, yet they also exhibit a remarkable sculptural quality.

Recent Exhibits

Matthias Hoch participated in these exhibits:

Jan, 2014 Matthias Hoch: Silver Tower
Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen Magdeburg
 
Oct, 2013 Weltreise. Kunst aus Deutschland unterwegs / Travelling the World. Art from Germany
ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art
 
Oct, 2013 TRAVELLING THE WORLD. Art from Germany Artworks from the ifa Collection, 1949 to the Present
ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art
 
Sep, 2013 Silver Tower
Museum Kurhaus Kleve
 
Jul, 2013 Space, Place, and Order
Rena Bransten Gallery
 
Mar, 2013 Donation Herbert Lange, Photographs from 1925 to 2009
Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz
 
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