P.P.O.W. Gallery will be showing New Works by Dutch artist Teun Hocks from January 8th-February 7th. Hocks is known for his use of constructed imagery and has exhibited worldwide for over twenty years. New Works includes photographs, drawings, and videos which often feature the artist as subject trapped in peculiar situations. Hocks explores human nature and communicates feelings of entrapment, perplexity, and wonder through his surreal settings.
Hocks’ process begins in the studio where he constructs scenes and takes a black and white photograph. He then hand colors the photographs with translucent oil paint, composing scenes portraying man’s alienation and frustration. His delicate use of props creates endless possibilities of narrative for viewers captivated by the curious nature of these works.
There are several publications of Hocks’ work, including the Teun Hocks monograph with an essay by Janet Koplos, published in 2006. Several museums and private collectors have acquired his work, and this will be his eighth solo exhibition with P.P.O.W. Gallery.
**Due to a fire on the floor above P.P.O.W Gallery, the exhibition now has a temporary home at 511 West 25th Street, Rm 301 New York, NY 10001**