Thursday, June 11, 2009

Christian Houge x Secret Society

Secret Society is proud to be the exclusive dealer for a limited series of prints from 'Skull Study' (2008-2009), which is part of the larger series 'Evolution' by Norwegian photographic artist Christian Houge ( The images have been handpicked by Secret Society in collaboration with Houge.

'Evolution" explores a reinterpretation of evolutionary study, through the lens of contemporary photography. Houge has drawn inspiration from the perfection through imperfection found in nature, in particular the fields of entomology and paleontology; the tedious systemizing and categorizing of species, fusing mystery, art and science. "Skull Study" is the latest series to be included in this project and is meant to create a cognitive dissonance to the viewer. We are reminded of our own structure as well as what we are slowly moving towards in life.

Christian Houge (1972-) has had solo exhibitions at galleries like Hosfelt New York and Scout Gallery in London, been exhibited at Paris Photo at the Louvre, and been sold through Sotheby's. The prints are digital C-prints on Diasec, 40cm*60cm, frames are polished and painted by hand. The series consists of four different images, each set at an edition of six (6), titled Untitled 1-4. Price upon request.