Parallels in Distortion: André Kertész and Julian Hoeber

Christie's
Apr 3, 2014 3:21PM

Zach Feuer Gallery in New York will be presenting new work by Julian Hoeber alongside André Kertész’s photos from April 3 – May 3, 2014. The parallels between the two artists are evident in the manipulation of work that leads to multiple forms and concepts. As Kertész transforms a beautiful figure into grotesque forms, Hoeber adds, as stated on the gallery’s website, “new color palettes, attacks the surface of his works and often discards the system underpinning the work altogether.”

In creating a balance between emotion and rationality, Hoeber uses established forms from art history and creates new narratives by destroying existing structures. Likewise, the photojournalist André Kertész reinvented the genre by transforming figures and sites into new, unrecognizable forms.

Kertész’s photographs are also featured in an online-only photography sale at Christie’s titled April in Paris: Photographs (March 28-April 10). In honor of the enchanting city, April in Paris: Photographs features 58 classic black-and-white images that capture life in the city in the years leading up to and after the Second World War.

April in Paris: Photographs will run from 28 March – 10 April, 2014, in an online-only auction. For more on this and other online-only auctions at Christie’s, please visit www.christies.com/onlineonly.

Julian Hoeber and André Kertész is on view at Zach Feuer Gallery from April 3 – May 3, 2014.

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