by Michael Wolf
Organised by: Blue Lotus Gallery
Thursday 20 April, 2017, 6–9pm
Michael Wolf’s viewing room
Block A, Floor 5, Unit 4 Kailey Industrial Building
12 Fung Yip Street, Chai Wan, Hong Kong
2pm - 6pm
Tuesdays -Saturdays, on appointment only.
Closed on Sundays, Mondays and public holiday.
Exhibition runs until Saturday 13 May 2017
Blue Lotus Gallery is proud to present Michael Wolf’s: 'Tokyo Compression’.
Wolf focuses exclusively on faces and hands, and creates with his radical aesthetics immensely intense images, which aim in a disturbing, even shocking way, directly into the inner life of the portraits.
“I was interested in creating a visual metaphor,” Wolf says. “The negative effect that life in mega cities has on its inhabitants.”
As per Francis Hodgson: “Wolf’s are brilliant photographs; it’s as simple as that. They’re made and cropped and sequenced with skill and care and the deep conviction that meaning will out– of good photography as of good words.”
Despite Wolf being a firm fixture in the Hong Kong art scene, this important body of work has never been exhibited in Hong Kong before.
The same series is shortlisted by the prestigious PRIX PICTET, the global award in photography and sustainability, which this year has the theme of SPACE. ‘Tokyo Compression
Final Cut’, the book’s 4th revised edition with many previously unpublished pictures and a completely new ending will be launched during the preview night and will available for sale throughout the exhibition. The book has been selected by Martin Parr as one of the most important photo-books of the last decade.
The exhibition will be held in the artist’s studio in Chai Wan giving visitors the opportunity to meet the artist in person while visiting the exhibition.
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