Teun Hocks

Teun Hocks (1947)

Lives in Saint Pierre-les-Bois, France. Works in Saint Pierre-les-Bois, France.

Teun Hocks' oeuvre has been, and still is, characterized by craftmanship, a keen sense of narrative and a hint of comedy. Hocks is both the actor in, and the creator of the tragi-comic worlds he depicts on his large-scale hand-painted photographs. In the stages he creates for himself he takes on the role of a middle-aged man encountering almost surreal tasks and surroundings. He is not the archetypal hero who fearlesly faces an improbable task. He is a regular man who is willing to accept resignation with a bitter smile on his face.

In this episode, director Pieter Verhoeff makes a portrait of Teun Hocks. He makes a combination of photography and painting, as well as video work and drawings. With a career of almost forty years and many successes to his name, Teun Hocks is one of the leading artists in the Netherlands. (Previously aired in 2011)
In this episode, director Pieter Verhoeff makes a portrait of Teun Hocks. He makes a combination of photography and painting, as well as video work and drawings. With a career of almost forty years and many successes to his name, Teun Hocks is one of the leading artists in the Netherlands. (Previously aired in 2011)
Visual artist Teun Hocks has been making painted photographs for almost 40 years. They are often witty images of a strange world, photographs on which he can almost always be seen: an inquiring, and also a bit clumsy and lonely man, who often puts himself in dire situations. But is that Teun Hocks himself or is that someone else?

About

Museum Voorlinden
Teun Hocks (1947) creates surrealistic scenes in which an ordinary man - not an archetypal hero - is confronted with the almost surrealistic but everyday tasks and environment he has to defy. The staged scenes show a person who has been thwarted, trapped and frustrated, and apparently has no solution to the situation in which he finds himself. Making his staged photographs is a lengthy process. Hocks starts with building up the set that he then paints and decorates with props. Then he takes his own place and captures the scene with black and white photographs. He enlarges the photographs and colors them with transparent oil paint. Finally, he makes a screen print of this again. Teun Hocks, untitled (1996) oil and screen printing on paper to black and white photo, 60 x 80 cm Collection museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar
Suzanne Swarts, Director Museum Voorlinden

Highlights

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Selected Solo Exhibitions 2015 Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Teun Hocks, Coda Museum, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands Heden, Den Haag, the Netherlands 2014 AMC Brummelkamp Galerie, AMC, Amsterdam, the Netherlands 2012 Teun Hocks Recent Works, PPOW Gallery, New York, USA 2011 Cosmic Surroundings, Paci Contemporary, Brescia, Italy 2009 PPOW Gallery, New York, USA Le chemin des images, Musée de l’Image Ville d’Epinal, Epinal, France Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands 2008 Torch Gallery , Amsterdam, the Netherlands 2007 Teun Hocks Werk in Oplage, Artoteek Den Haag, the Netherlands Galerie Patricia Dorfmann, Paris , France 2006 Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Dordrecht, the Netherlands PPOW Gallery, New York, USA 2004 PPOW Gallery, New York, USA 2003 Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, USA Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Teun Hocks Made in Holland, Cotthem Gallery, Brussels, Belgium 2002 Galerie Patricia Dorfmann, Paris, France Cotthem Gallery, Barcelona, Spain 2001 Gasunie, Groningen, the Netherlands PPOW Gallery, New York, USA AMC, Kunststichting Academisch Medisch Centrum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Galerie Patricia Dorfmann, Paris (Paris Photo), France 2000 Teun Hocks Commedia dell’Arte Dutch Style, Chinese European Art Center, Xiamen, China The Late Hour, Lightbox Project, Metropolitan Transportation Authority: Arts for Transit, Grand Central Station, New York, USA 1999 Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands PPOW Gallery, New York, USA Galerie Patricia Dorfmann, Paris, France Het Late Uur, De Beyerd, Breda, the Netherlands Groninger Museum, Groningen, the Netherlands Het Late Uur, Provinciaal Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Oostende, Belgium 1997 D.B. Kunstlok 2, Göppingen, Germany Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Galerie Bob Coppens, Brussels, Belgium Galerie Patricia Dorfmann, Paris, France PPOW Gallery, New York, USA Antiquariaat L. van Paddenburgh, Leiden, the Netherlands 1996 Galerie Anita Beckers, Darmstadt, Germany De Zonnehof, Amersfoort, the Netherlands 1995 California State University Art Museum, Long Beach, USA La Lune & Parachute, Epinal, France. Neue Galerie, Bad Marienberg, Germany 1994 Galerie Bob Coppens, Brussels, Belgium Boulder Art Center, Boulder, Colorado, USA Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands 1993 PPOW Gallery, New York, USA Galerie 15, Paris (FIAC), France Galerie 121, Antwerp, Belgium 1992 Cold City Gallery, Toronto, Canada Perspektief, Rotterdam, the Netherlands Galeria Nova, Rome, Italy Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Galerie 15, Paris, France 1991 Galerie 121, Antwerp, Belgium PPOW Gallery, New York, USA Bellamy 19, Stedelijk Museum Vlissingen, Vlissingen/Flushing, the Netherlands 1990 Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands 1989 Galerie 121, Antwerp, Belgium Dany Keller Galerie, Munich, Germany Artlantis, Stuttgart, Germany 1988 Beursschouwburg, Brussels, Belgium Institut Néerlandais, Paris, France 1986 Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Galerie Fotomania, Leiden, the Netherlands 1979 Galerie Loa, Amsterdam, the Netherlands