Rinaldo Hopf | La Danza – Butho
ink & watercolor on rice paper, 140 x 70 cm, 2010

Rinaldo Hopf a painter, photographer and publisher based in Berlin. His topics range from the examination of fascism and resistance, discrimination and AIDS to “Golden Queers” and erotic nude portraits. The featured images are part of his ongoing project “La Danza”, expressive paintings in the Sumi-e technique on rice paper. As a student he learned that old technique by a Chinese master in San Francisco. A recent visit to Havana with its flamboyant culture inspired a whole new cycle of dancers.