Paul Hutchinson (*1987) is born in Berlin, he works and lives in London and Berlin. Hutchinson studied at University of the Arts Berlin and Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design, London. In his photographic practice he investigates his immediate surroundings, the role of technology and contemporary Hip Hop culture. Hutchinson’s photographs oscillate between documentary and poetics. What might at first sight seem like a spontaneous snapshot, is a carefully composed photographic expression, an aesthetic that speaks of inner motion through color and form. Often Hutchinson works specifically with the denial of individualizing information: The subjects turn away, their faces are covered or cut off, in group pictures juveniles merge to singular, intertwining shapes. Especially through details – the seemingly banal or very personal associations – Hutchinson achieves to convey a vivid and over-individualized characterization of a subculture. The artist pushes the boundaries of the medium so far that his images develop a painterly substance.
Hutchinson has been awarded grants and prizes from Deutsche Bank, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), University of the Arts Berlin, Berlin Masters Foundation. He is the recipient of the Eberhard Roters Grant for Young Art 2016, awarded biannually by Stiftung Preussische Seehandlung in cooperation with Berlinische Galerie. Hutchinson’s last exhibition are „Doppelausstellung Saskia Groneberg & Paul Hutchinson“, Galerie Russi Klenner, Berlin, „Paul Hutchinson“, Knust x Kunz, Munich, „tanzen Alexander Romey & Paul Hutchinson“, Nina Sagt Galerie, Düsseldorf, „Wildlife Photography“, Galerie Mansart, Paris and „nett sind die spasten alle“, 8 Quadrat, Cologne. Hutchinson participated in international solo and group exhibitions.