[ boris hoppek ] I won’t fuck with you tonight

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march 31 - may 25 , 2007
heliumcowboy artspace, hamburg, germany
http://heliumcowboy.com


german grafitti- and street-artist boris hoppek is
challenging every surface: taking his strong characters
not only onto walls, but also on various materials from all
kinds of backdrops (furniture, papers, blinds, advertising
posters ...) to huge sculptures he builds from used
cardboard boxes and sewing his main character
- the bimbo, in his different incarnations as small puppets.

the variety of his work is unlimited; hoppek draws quickly
with a reduced line, using selected colors only,
thus creating his own character universe and using a
very specific, often drastic visual language.
the cuddlyness of his bimbo-character, carrried to the
extreme in his very loveable puppets, stands in huge
contrast to his radical themes:
violence, sexual abuse, racism, oppression, misogyny.
see an overview of exhibited works at
helium artspace

boris hoppek
was born in kreuztal, germany in 1970.
he wanted to study art but wasn’t accepted at art school.
in the early nineties he started to graffiti the streets and
his art has continued developing ever since.
his first bimbo doll appeared in 2002 and, thanks to an
advert from the german car manufacturer opel,
his audience multiplied incalculably overnight.
bimbo dolls are made by hand from a range of materials;
cloth, corduroy, rubber, fake leather, and they represent
the social issues of our time; some have male and some
have female genitalia. hoppek has exhibited over the past
years in galleries from barcelona to berlin.
the heliumcowboy artspace presented him in hamburg
already in october 2004 with his solo show ‘micky ficky jesus’
and in december 2005 with the exhibition ‘egal!’.



exhibition poster


boris hoppek


‘lavagina’ by boris hoppek, 2007


‘latexpussy’ recent project by boris hoppek, 2007


‘lavagina’ by boris hoppek, 2007


‘lavagina’ by boris hoppek, 2007


‘lavagina’ by boris hoppek, 2007


artwork by boris hoppek, 2007


artwork by boris hoppek, 2007


setting up


artwork by boris hoppek, 2007


klukluxklan, bimbos, cannibals and hitler figures... see bimbo puppets by boris hoppek


latex bimbo,
with his sculptures, hoppek wanted to create something ‘that you can also use in bed’,



setting up
image © heliumcowboy artspace, hamburg




artwork by boris hoppek, 2007


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