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by Teun Hocks
Though Dutch artist Teun Hocks--performer, photographer, painter--is widely known and shown around the world, this will be his first English-language book. In it, Hocks plays his signature role, which Janet Koplos describes as "an innocent Everyman in an always strange and often funny world," in scenes that range from burlesque to tragicomic. His lonely Buster Keaton-like ...more
Hardcover, 95 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Aperture
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utch photographer/painter Hocks creates amusing and bizarre painted photo images. Portraying a generic "everyman" Hocks highlights the absurdities of life. Standing on an ice-flow, his everyman looks concernedly at his briefcase and hat as they float away. Standing on top of a ladder, he shoves his head into a painting as peers around, as though through a window. A most arresting image shows a watering can next to a small sapling. A long rope ending with a nose trails on the ground from the tiny ...more
Great book on his work. The first few pages are text and illustrations on his process that really help deconstruct how he makes his images both real and unreal-- without photoshop or any other digital manipulation. The rest of the book is images and almost all of my favorites are there.