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William Ropp - Äthopia

21.08.2015 - 10.10.2015

Exhibition from August 22nd to October 10th, 2015
Opening Friday, August 21st
2015 from 6-9 pm.

In focus gallery, Cologne shows the internationally renowned photo artist William Ropp in his
third solo exhibition at in focus gallery with 45 works from his latest series with portraits, made
in Ethiopia, which were on display for the first time at AIPAD (major photo exhibition in New York)
in April this year with great success.

William Ropp succeeds in this series a distinct border crossing between naturalism and artifice, between the reproduction of man with nature and stylization.
The people of all generations in Ropps works are looking directly at the viewer. The enormous charisma of the protagonists draws the viewer magically into its spell. The Ethiopians in Ropps images appear vulnerable and impressively drawn into themselves, but at the same time strong and full of self-confidence. The peculiar embedding of people in strange landscapes and plant worlds leads to mysterious pictures full of miracles.
The balanced composition, lighting accents well set up, the refined nuances of color and the subtle harmony between form and content lend the photographs a compelling density.

William Ropp shows
what usually can not be shown: the strong power of thought worlds.The merging of the representational and the imaginary shapes the character of his recognizable artistic style.

Opening times:
from August 22nd to September 18th, 2015
Tue - Fri 4 – 7 pm, Sat 11 am – 6 pm
until October 10th only by appointment: 0049 (0)221 1300341.

Visit us at our booth at the next ART.FAIR in Cologne (22.9.- 27.9.2015).

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