There’s A Place in Hell for Me and My Friends is a selection of portraits of Pieter and his friends all shot digitally and in colour. By a complex process of colour channel manipulation the images are transformed into monochrome portraits, that highlight the melanin in each of his subjects’ skin.
Pieter Hugo (born 1976 in Johannesburg) is a photographic artist living in Cape Town. Major museum solo exhibitions have taken place at Museu Coleção Berardo; the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg; the Hague Museum of Photography, Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, Ludwig Museum in Budapest, Fotografiska in Stockholm, MAXXI in Rome and the Institute of Modern Art Brisbane, among others. Hugo has participated in numerous group exhibitions at institutions including the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, Barbican Art Gallery, Tate Modern, the Folkwang Museum, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, and the São Paulo Biennale.
Pieter Hugo: There’s A Place in Hell for Me and My Friends; 144 pages, 96 photographs, 23.5 x 28.2 cm, Hardcover with a tipped-in photo; First edition – Nov 2012
Résumé: A consice work. Clear design. The portraits are raw, experimental and playful.
Band: Talking Heads | Album: Stop Making Sense | Year: 1984