Paul Hutchinson: Wildlife Photography





Paul Hutchinson
48 pages
33 colour illustrations
160 x 215 mm
Anja Lutz // Book Design, Paul Hutchinson
The Green Box, Berlin 2016
ISBN 978-3-941644-88-5
EUR 9,00
Paul Hutchinson: Wildlife Photography

In his second monograph, Paul Hutchinson looks at an underground station in the Neukölln district of Berlin. Wildlife Photography is a playful journey into an every-day display of exoticism.

In 2014 the interior design of the U-Bahnhof Hermannstraße had suddenly been overhauled: aiming to avoid further potential spaces for graffiti, the train station was redesigned into a lively jungle scape. The columns, walls, doors, the tiles and floors, were filled with colorful illustrations, merging into large frescos that cover the inside of the station. In this publication images from the U-Bahnhof are juxtaposed with seemingly ‘real exotic’ pictures. A fake jungle is placed next to a real one: we see a real butterfly next to a fake anteater, an illustrated bird meeting his live counterfeit, observe a girl in a leopard suit dancing. All this while the architecture of a public space merges with depictions of animals that radiate their own photo-ethnographic feel – and with graffiti.

While Paul Hutchinson’s first publication with The Green Box mainly looked at something familiar to him within a foreign setting – Hip Hop culture in India –, this artist book investigates something utterly foreign within an environment he feels only natural about – a Berlin underground station.

With a postface by Shahin Zarinbal

BOOK PRESENTATION Info on Books, Thursday 22nd of September, 8 pm, Bar Kosmetiksalon Babette, Berlin

Work presentation on occasion of the awarding of Eberhard Roters-Stipendiums für Junge Kunst 2016: 13.–20. October, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin

Paul Hutchinson Wildlife Photography: 03.–30. November, Galerie Mansart, Paris

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