The German-Irish artist Paul Hutchinson was born in Berlin in 1987. After numerous stays abroad, he now lives and works in Berlin again. In his photographic works, he deals with social events of life in the city, today's youth culture and the effects of social inequality. The photographs oscillate between documentary representation and poetic-artistic perception. They show the imperfect and the random. In his artistic practice, the preoccupation with language plays a major role. The texts are deliberately rough, unadorned and close to the inner-city use of language with which the artist grew up. They raise the question of how aspects of authority, exclusion and class can become visible in language. At the same time, language and photography always stand independently of each other.
"My texts have to function individually when they stand alone on the page, just as the images have to function individually. Nonetheless, they discuss similar themes and visually and rhetorically have a similarly crude yet "bittersweet" form of articulation." - Paul Hutchinson
Curated by Prof. Dr. Susanne Pfleger, Director of the Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg