Decade by Gabriel Bauret
"Decade" is an overview of the territory that Rip Hopkins has covered during the past ten years. His documentary photography concentrates on ailing society, working mainly with populations in danger treating issues such as migration, discrimination, conflict, human rights abuse and censorship. Rip Hopkins is interested by hidden situations that rarely hit the front page and the reality of life in societies very different from our own.
His strange sense of mind can be found under the various photographic forms and formats that he uses : panoramic format, alternation between black and white and colour, 35mm, medium and large format. But throughout this diversity there is an aesthetic consistency where each image is rigourously composed and framed with precision. Today he places the people in his photographs like a painter would for his paintings. This reference to painting can also be percieved in the way he deals with colour which articulates the dynamics of an image's composition.
This exhibition charts Rip Hopkins' course and sets out his intellectual and aesthetic singularity.
20 silver prints - 24*30cm + postcard / marie louise - 24*30cm
Glass + white wooden frame (width 1cm) + postcard mounted on white cardboard : frames - 50*32cm
26 silver prints - 30*40cm
Mounted on aluminium (2mm thick) with 3cm wall stand
16 silver prints - 36*56cm
Glass + aluminium frame (width 2cm) with 5cm wall stand - 36*960cm
99 photographs torn from the book "déplaces" and stuck onto the wall with wallpaper glue.
27 silver prints - 24*30cm
Glass + aluminium frame (width 2cm) with 5cm wall stand - 24*810cm
12 silver prints - 14,5*37cm + cardboard mount - 30*40cm
Glass + aluminium frame (width 2cm) with 5cm wall stand - 30*480cm