• LEONORA VICUÑA • MANUEL FRANQUELO • KAIICHI TANAAMI • NOBUYOSHI ARAKI • KARL HEMANN TRINKAUS • PABLO PICASSO • SIGMAR POLKE • ANDRÉ VILLERS • RÓBERT BYSSZ • ELEMÉRNÉ DE MARSOVSZKY
- Confirmed artists
The Michael Hoppen Gallery is delighted to offer at the Armory Show 2017, an illuminating selection of hand painted and unique collaged photographs from his extensive archive of works.
In a world where photography becomes more and more prevalent across social and internet platforms as well as the traditional usages as in books and the wall, we felt it would be an interesting diversion to see photographs positioned as unique objects too.
We are displaying a wide selection of 20th unique photographs that have been painted and / or collaged by the artist. Many of these artists, saw photography as a medium to be used outside its normal geography. Sigmar Polke, Masahisa Fukase, de Marsovszky, Nobuyoshi Araki, Werner Rhode, Keiichi Tanaami, Herman Trinkaus, André Villers Miraslov Tichy and finally Picasso, all of whom played with and adapted photography to create sometime humorous but always unique works.
Collage has been a favorite area for artists to work within, and we are aware of a substantial proliferation of more recent works by 21st C artists continuing this tradition. These contemporary artists have also started to create works using chemistry and coloured and filtered lights by way of disrupting traditional darkroom practices.
We as a gallery are very interested in 'process', so when an artist re-works and re-builds the process through uses of other chemistry, light and also paint, we are interested to see where it pushes the medium. How far can a photograph be adapted before it loses its initial medium title - (i.e.) No longer a photograph.
Artists such as Gerhard Richter, Broomberg & Chanarin, Sammy Slabbink, Heidecker and Chloe Sells, are all artists who have taken on the challenge to create 21st C works incorporating their painting or collage into the photographic practice and by doing so, also create uniqueness.