In his photography, Hocks often uses himself as the main focus. The artist makes drawings of these scenarios and then takes a black and white photo of the constructed scene in his studio. The resultant photographs are then processed and hand colored with thinned oil paint.
There is a sense of frustration and loneliness in these works. It seems as though Teun Hocks uses this imagery to avoid or overcome these feelings. The subject often appears in the prone position or sleeping. This sense of relaxation enhances the dreamlike quality of the prints and confirms the nod toward the surreal.
8 January – 7 February 2009