The Hyperreal Photographs That Must Be Seen to Be BelievedHannah Tindle, AnOther Magazine March 21, 2017
We speak with artist Manuel Franquelo, whose newly opened exhibition at Michael Hoppen Gallery showcases meticulously detailed work documenting the sublime nature of insignificance. It’s not often that images of dirty studio floors and shelving units full of everyday detritus manifest as something that borders on the sublime. Which is why Manuel Franquelo’s exhibition at Michael Hoppen Gallery, titled Things in a Room: An Ethnography of the Insignificant,feels particularly special
Manuel Franquelo, Things in a room: an ethnography of the insignificantL'OEIL DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE March 16, 2017
In this project, Franquelo articulates his interest in time, memory, the subconscious, and what the French writer Georges Perec (1936-82) grouped under the category of the ‘infra-ordinary’, that is: everything that, because of its obviousness and insignificance, remains hidden beneath the normal threshold of perception.
Things in a Room: Manuel Franquelo documents objects he's collected over three decadesKaty Cowan, Creative Boom March 16, 2017
The pieces from this series, produced through techniques borrowed from scientific photography and endowed with an uncanny hyperreal presence, are an inquiry into the things that have accumulated, over the years, in the nooks and crannies of a space inhabited by the artist.
Whats onIn Chelsea March 14, 2017
The Gallery welcomes Spanish artist Manuel Franquelo for his first ever UK based exhibition. Aiming to challenge expected standards of perception, Franquelo photographs seemingly ordinary objects in order to shift our understanding of everyday significance into something deeper.
Manuel Franquelo - Things in a Room: An Ethnography of the InsignificantPARIS PHOTO online March 8, 2017
The Michael Hoppen Gallery is pleased to announce the Spanish artist Manuel Franquelo’s first solo show in the United Kingdom. The show will consist of six large-scale photographic pieces from his work in progress Things in a Room: An Ethnography of the Insignificant.
Read more at http://www.parisphoto.com/agenda/manuel-franquelo-things-in-a-room#74xiTrggqFFqjAsf.99
EXHIBITIONS TO SEE IN MARCH: MANUEL FRANQUELO THINGS IN A ROOM AT MICHAEL HOPPEN GALLERYREBECCA WALLERSTEINER, Luxury London March 6, 2017
For several years Spanish painter Manuel Franquelo’s fascination with seeing the extraordinary in everyday objects has been the main focus of his work.