Exhibition

Matthias Hoch: 2008 Exhibition

Press Release

PRESS RELEASE

During the month of September, the Rena Bransten Gallery will present a selection of new photographs by German artist, Matthias Hoch.

In his fourth exhibition at the Rena Bransten Gallery, Matthias Hoch introduces new European cities that serve as his sounding board as he searches for clarity in a world that continues to race toward the future, becoming bigger, faster and more incomprehensible. Focusing mainly on the city of Almere, Netherlands, Hoch presents a strong visual metaphor of 'place' versus 'space'; he explores the great divide between man-made landscape and the natural world. Without visually consuming his locations, Hoch employs a visual architectural vocabulary that captures the state of the urban contemporary landscape, guaranteeing to leave the viewer with more questions about the future than when they began.

Hoch was born in 1958, in Radebeul near Dresden, Germany and lives in Leipzig. His work will be included in the forthcoming touring exhibition Art of Two Germanys/Cold War Cultures, starting at Broad Contemporary Art Museum at LACMA, and traveling to Germanische Nationalmuseum, Nurnberg, and Deutsche Historisches Museum, Berlin in 2009. He currently lives and works in Leipzig, Germany.

PRESS RELEASE

During the month of September, the Rena Bransten Gallery will present a selection of new photographs by German artist, Matthias Hoch.

In his fourth exhibition at the Rena Bransten Gallery, Matthias Hoch introduces new European cities that serve as his sounding board as he searches for clarity in a world that continues to race toward the future, becoming bigger, faster and more incomprehensible. Focusing mainly on the city of Almere, Netherlands, Hoch presents a strong visual metaphor of 'place' versus 'space'; he explores the great divide between man-made landscape and the natural world. Without visually consuming his locations, Hoch employs a visual architectural vocabulary that captures the state of the urban contemporary landscape, guaranteeing to leave the viewer with more questions about the future than when they began.

Hoch was born in 1958, in Radebeul near Dresden, Germany and lives in Leipzig. His work will be included in the forthcoming touring exhibition Art of Two Germanys/Cold War Cultures, starting at Broad Contemporary Art Museum at LACMA, and traveling to Germanische Nationalmuseum, Nurnberg, and Deutsche Historisches Museum, Berlin in 2009. He currently lives and works in Leipzig, Germany.

PRESS RELEASE

During the month of September, the Rena Bransten Gallery will present a selection of new photographs by German artist, Matthias Hoch.

In his fourth exhibition at the Rena Bransten Gallery, Matthias Hoch introduces new European cities that serve as his sounding board as he searches for clarity in a world that continues to race toward the future, becoming bigger, faster and more incomprehensible. Focusing mainly on the city of Almere, Netherlands, Hoch presents a strong visual metaphor of 'place' versus 'space'; he explores the great divide between man-made landscape and the natural world. Without visually consuming his locations, Hoch employs a visual architectural vocabulary that captures the state of the urban contemporary landscape, guaranteeing to leave the viewer with more questions about the future than when they began.

Hoch was born in 1958, in Radebeul near Dresden, Germany and lives in Leipzig. His work will be included in the forthcoming touring exhibition Art of Two Germanys/Cold War Cultures, starting at Broad Contemporary Art Museum at LACMA, and traveling to Germanische Nationalmuseum, Nurnberg, and Deutsche Historisches Museum, Berlin in 2009. He currently lives and works in Leipzig, Germany.

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