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Marcus Koppen - Hong Kong No 8, 2006

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Photorag Matt paper
Signed, titled, dated and numbered on a label
70 x 50 cm (print size)
Edition of 10

Travelling around the world on various assignments, Marcus Koppen has become particularly interested in megacities. He is fascinated by how rapidly the cityscapes of these modern urban giants are changing, as well as their growing importance. What he finds most inspiring is the surreal, artificial atmosphere that takes hold of these cities at night.

The work is part of the series City Scapes. ‘This project started out a few years back and will be an ongoing project for years and maybe decades to come. The reason for this project is my fascination with the rapid change of urban landscapes in the Megacities around the world and the cluster in which Architects and Urban planners are trying to create living spaces and for the ever growing demand of shelter.’ - Marcus Koppen

Marcus Koppen (b. 1973, West Germany) received his Bachelor’s degree in photography in 2001 from the Southampton Institute of Art and Design, and since 2003 has worked from Amsterdam. As a freelance photographer he has had work appear in several publications like Vrij Nederland, Rails, Stern and Der Spiegel. He was a driving force behind the exhibition Hong Kong Visions, and received the New York Photo Award in 2011.

Koppen's photographs are part of many collections in the Netherlands, such as Foam Amsterdam, Movares Art Collection, Utrecht, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Embassy, Washington DC, USA.

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