Past Exhibition

Gregory Bojorquez – Frame Life – Cologne

7 June - 29 July, 2017

The Cologne based Galerie Bene Taschen (former Hardhitta Gallery) presents the fourth solo exhibition by the American photographer Gregory Bojorquez (*1972, Los Angeles/USA).

Bojorquez grew up in East Los Angeles, where he still lives and works today. His career and what would later become his passion began with him photographing his friends and his neighborhood. Bojorquez’s photographs combine all aspects of the culture and life in his hometown; his motifs are found between the worlds of Hollywood and the streets of Los Angeles. The exhibition Frame Life shows works from over the last 20 years. Both his black-and-white and his color photographs were captured using only analog cameras.

In his work, Bojorquez attaches great importance to photographing people who are of interest to him: they are usually people that you would not normally find in front of the camera and thus bring a certain humanity into his pictures. Bojorquez was known for captivating real and unpretentious everyday situations, that almost no viewer can escape. He describes his erotic shots as subtle and simple, but never exaggerated or artificial.

The exhibition depicts two worlds that could not be more different from one another. Bojorquez’s photographs taken in East Los Angeles are a striking counterpart to the magnificent world of Hollywood.

“What good art can do – it causes to make you wanna do more.” Gregory Bojorquez

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Casablanca Market, 2014

Archival pigment print
Edition of 5 plus 2 AP
50,8 x 50,8 cm (20 x 20 inches)
Little East Side Beauty Salon, 2014

Archival pigment print
Edition of 5 plus 2 AP
50,8 x 50,8 cm (20 x 20 inches)
Beto & Bob's Dog, 1999

Silver gelatin archival print
Edition of 25 plus 2 AP
35,6 x 27,9 cm (14 x 11 inches)
Beer Art On Fresno Street, 2014

Archival pigment print
Edition of 3 plus 2 AP
76,2 x 101,6 cm (30 x 40 inches)
"Smiley" - Car Wash for Peter RIP, 1998

Silver gelatin archival print
Edition of 25 plus 2 AP
27,9 x 35,6 cm (11 x 14 inches)
Beeper Days, 1997

Silver gelatin archival print
Edition of 5 plus 2 AP
50,8 x 50,8 cm (20 x 20 inches)
Arroyo Seco Park, 1997

Silver gelatin archival print
Edition of 5 plus 2 AP
50,8 x 50,8 cm (20 x 20 inches)
Dodger Stadium, 2012

Edition of 3 plus 2 AP
Silver gelatin print
76,2 x 101,6 cm (30 x 40 inches)
Bronsonville Alley, 2012

Silver gelatin archival print
Edition of 8 plus 2 AP
60,9 x 50,8 cm (24 x 20 inches)
Golden Colt, 2012

Silver gelatin archival print
Edition of 5 plus 2 AP
60,9 x 50,8 cm (24 x 20 inches)
Cash Change, 1997

Silver gelatin archival print
Edition of 5 plus 2 AP
60,9 x 50,8 cm (24 x 20 inches)
"Salud"! Gabby At The Rodeo, 2012

Archival pigment print
Edition of 3 plus 2 AP
76,2 x 101,6 cm (30 x 40 inches)
Beer and Pie, 1999

Silver gelatin archival print
Edition of 25 plus 2 AP
27,9 x 35,6 cm (11 x 14 inches)
"Pebbles" - 5th Street, 1999

Silver gelatin archival print
Edition of 25 plus 2 AP
27,9 x 35,6 cm (11 x 14 inches)
Rocking Out At the Roxy, Sunset Strup, 2010

Edition of 3 plus 2 AP
Archival pigment print
76,2 x 101,6 cm (30 x 40 inches)
"Philly Fernandez" Shadow on Bar Door, 2014

Archival pigment print
Edition of 5 plus 2 AP
60,9 x 50,8 cm (24 x 20 inches)
Beach Weather, 2000

Silver gelatin archival print
Edition of 5 plus 2 AP
50,8 x 60,9 cm (20 x 24 inches)
Bud Girl, 2000

Archival pigment print
Edition of 5 plus 2 AP
60,9 x 50,8 cm (24 x 20 inches)
Red Toe Nails, 2001

Edition of 3 plus 3 AP
Silver gelatin print
76,2 x 101, 6 cm (30 x 40 inches)
Car Show Virgin Suicides, 2002

Archival pigment print
Edition of 5 plus 2 AP
50,8 x 60,9 cm (20 x 24 inches)