Teun Hocks – New Works

Next week the P.P.O.W Gallery opens their eighth solo show with Teun Hocks. The exhibit “New Works” is comprised of photographs, drawings and videos.

Teun Hocks - Untitled (Man Sleeping in Boxes)

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.

Teun Hocks - Untitled (Man Rowing in Bed)

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.

Teun Hocks - Untitled (Tied to Ground)

Teun Hocks
New Works
8 January – 7 February 2009

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Scott Lickstein is a visual artist and was the founder / primary writer for the art news source, LookIntoMyOwl.com until January 2013 when it merged with NOWhere Limited’s Magazine.

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