(1958, Dresden) comes from the strong tradition of architectural
photography, a tradition as long as that of photography itself. Based in
Leipzig he has been exploring the ubiquitous formal language of modern
European urban development. Through his images of buildings, interiors,
exteriors and details he views the built object as social art,
reflecting a concrete historical situation. Objects, be they buildings or
office chairs, are observed precisely and with a keen sense of surface.
The views he presents seem virtually impossible to localize. They
document Hoch’s critical, analytical approach to the space around us,
yet they also exhibit a distinctive sculptural quality.
Hoch studied photography at the Hochschule für Grafik
und Buchkunst (HGB) and at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzich. He
has exhibited his work at Gallery Nordenhake, Stockholm (2010), Reba
Bransten Gallery, San Francisco (2008), Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam
(2008), Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen (2006),
Kunstverein Heilbronn (2005), Städtische Galerie Ravensburg (2002),
Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg (2000). He participated in group
exhibitions at Cobra Museum, Amstelveen (2008) and at George Eastman
House, Rochester (2006). Hoch’s work is to be found in various
collections, including Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen,
Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg/Wien and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.