Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Teun Hocks

Untitled (Moon) 2007 oil on toned gelatin silver print

Untitled (Man Sleeping in Boxes) 2008 oil on toned gelatin silver print

Dutch artist Teun Hocks’ photographs are cinematic in their process and mood. First he constructs scenes in his studio and takes a black and white photograph. He then hand colors the photographs with transparent oil paint, taking precise care in the coloring in order to create specific emotions and atmosphere. The accumulation of these elements makes the environments seem like surreal portals. His films and drawings additionally reveal and delve into these worlds and also give greater insight to his storytelling and creative process.
Read an interview with Tuen Hocks here to find out more about his "constructed imagery" method and the meaning of the narratives he creates.

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