Michael Hoppen Gallery

news | Michael Hoppen Contemporary : the big, bright and beautiful Yumiko Utsu show, which spreads happiness and colour into the gloomy winter world....

“ . . . she even makes the grey sky blue, so that the sun may smile on us.” The London-based gallery sweetens our grim days with their winter exhibition featuring Japanese artist Yumiko Utsu. “If surrealist painter Arcimboldo would have been a sushi chef, his creations might have resembled those of Yumiko Utsu. A delicate and disturbing oeuvre”, the gallery muses on the exhibition. Utsu combines food photography with the anthropomorphic aspects of anime culture …

26.01.2011 // ADD article TO MY GOSEE // SHOW article
news | Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, presents 'Quinault' by Yoshihiko Ueda - otherworldy images marked by nature and gratefulness

In the 1990s, Yoshihiko Ueda travelled to the rainforest in Washington State, USA. Upon his return, he was not just filled with deep thoughts, but his bags were also full of the impressions he captured on camera. A sublime sea of rich turquoises and greens, sporadically pierced by rain and light. ‘Quinault’ is both the name of this ancient piece of earth and his exhibition at the Michael Hoppen Gallery in London. An impenetrable rainforest glows mysteriously with its rarity and a …

28.03.2010 // ADD article TO MY GOSEE // SHOW article
news | Kishin Shinoyama - NUDE, an insight of the Japanese master photographer's erotic life's work

The Michael Hoppen Contemporary is pleased to announce the first UK exhibition of Kishin Shinoyama’s works from the 1960s with a focus on the themes of ‘Birth, Twin, Death Valley, Brown Lilly und Phantom’. Shinoyama was born in Tokyo, 1940 and had intended to lead his life as a Buddhist monk. At the age of 10 he held a camera in his hands fro the first time. The seed had been sown. He studied Photography at Nihon University in Tokyo, and from the early 60s worked as a f …

27.03.2010 // ADD article TO MY GOSEE // SHOW article
news | Michael Hoppen Gallery, London : (Life with) Maggie by Ofer Wolberger

GoSee would like to draw our NEWS readers’ attention to the last chance to see “(Life with) Maggie” an exhibition and project by Ofer Wolberger, on show at the Michael Hoppen Contemporary Gallery, London. This intriguing show closes on 25 July but there are still a few days left to marvel at Maggie’s magic. In today’s predominantly visual culture, where we are bombarded daily by a mass of photos uploaded onto social network sites such as Facebook and MySpace, do …

22.07.2009 // ADD article TO MY GOSEE // SHOW article
news | Michael Hoppen Contemporary : Scarlett Hooft Graafland - You Winter, let's get divorced

In keeping with this chilly time of year, the London-based gallery presents the new series by Dutch artist Scarlett Hooft Graafland. The series “You Winter, let’s get divorced” combines straight photographic practise with performance and sculpture in a way that is as refreshing as a gust of winter wind. For “You Winter, let’s get divorced”, Scarlett spent four months living in Igloolik in the northern reaches of Canada, a one shop stop for sledge and boat t …

17.02.2009 // ADD article TO MY GOSEE // SHOW article