Michael Wolf
German, born 1954
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Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2018
Michael Wolf: 'Life in Cities' (retrospective),
Fotomuseum The Hague
Michael Wolf: Life in City (retrospective),
Fondazione Le Stelline
2017
Life in Cities – continued,
CHRISTOPHE GUYE GALERIE

Michael Wolf’s photographs document the architecture and vernacular cultures of mega-cities. Wolf’s body of work, while centering almost exclusively on urban hubs in Asia, captures a universal, rather than city-specific, reality. His “Architecture of Density” series documents building exteriors that have repetitive and symmetric windows. In these photographs, the structures appear as abstract designs, their scale skewed and true function masked. More recently, voyeurism has emerged as a central theme of Wolf’s works. His “Hong Kong Inside Out” series, for example, comprises interior photographs of Hong Kong’s oldest housing complex. The photos of the standardized, 100-square-foot apartments reveal human values and the diverse environments that can exist within rigid confines. Wolf, who studied under Otto Steinert and previously worked as a photojournalist, seeks to explore how people …

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