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Holger Mohaupt

“I See What You Like”

with etching from John Bulloch Souter (1890-1972)

28 October 26 November 2017

Opening with refreshments on Friday 27 October 6-8pm

Our next exhibition at Fidra Fine Art features the smartphone photographic

work of German artist, Holger Mohaupt. Set in our everyday landscape, Holger’s

cleverly observed narratives elevate commonplace experiences into engaging

stories. His work invigorates a sometimes austere world thoughtfully and


The title of the exhibition “I See What You Like” is a playful hint at the curation of

the show. All the images on display are “likes” from the artist’s Facebook page,

which he has been regularly feeding with his distinct imagery of his every day

experiences for the past five years - social media acting as a new form of

participatory curation.

To contrast with Holger’s handprinted digital photographs is a small series of

portrait etchings by the Aberdeen artist John Bulloch Souter (1890-1972). These

pieces, created around one hundred years ago using a process more laborious

than the relatively instantaneous digital techniques of today, invites the viewer

to consider the changes in aesthetics, processes and how art is consumed and

enjoyed today.

A third strand to this exhibition is a video installation titled, ‘Private View’ which

is hosted in the St Andrew Blackadder Parish Church on the High Street in North

Berwick. Here Holger again is engaging in a dialogue, this time with memory and

landscape. The video projection in the main hall of the church was inspired by

the memorial benches in and around the seaside town in East Lothian. The peace

and tranquility of the church invites the visitor to contemplate and reflect

beyond the every day.

Holger describes this work as, “…a call for dialogue. A dialogue between personal

landscapes and the psychogeography of the everyday, with his smartphone as a

walking stick.”

“I See What You Like” at Fidra Fine Art, will open with a Preview on Friday 27th

October from 6-8pm and will continue Saturdays and Sundays open 12-5pm

until 16 November. Midweek appointments are very welcome.

Alan Rae, 45 Dirleton Avenue, North Berwick, East Lothian EH39 4BL

01620 895057 -

“Private View” video installation at St Andrew Blackadder Parish Church will run

from 28 October to 26 November open Monday to Friday 9am-2pm and

Saturdays 10am-2pm.

Notes to Editors:

Fidra Fine Art

Covering over 200 years of the best in Scottish fine art, watercolour and oil

paintings, drawings and prints, Fidra Fine Art is an art gallery based in North

Berwick, East Lothian and currently displays work from a range of leading

Traditional, Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary Scottish artists. Current

artists include Matthew Draper, Simon Laurie, Dominique Cameron, Davy Brown,

George Birrell, Neil Macdonald, Alice McMurrough, Lesley Banks, Jock MacInnes,

Angela Repping, Jayne Stokes and many more.

Holger Mohaupt

Holger Mohaupt is an artist and filmmaker. Born in Germany, Holger studied

visual communication and visual anthropology at the Art Academy in Hamburg.

After a postgraduate diploma in Electronic Imaging at Duncan of Jordanstone

College of Art & Design in Dundee Holger settled down in Scotland. Over the past

twenty years his distinct visual work has been broadcast on TV and exhibited

internationally at festivals and in galleries.

His research practice is focused on landscape, memory and immersive

technologies. He is a recipient of the New Media Scotland Award and is currently

working on a new digital film project called ‘Invisible Landscapes’.

The new series of photographic work ‘I See What You Like’ on show at Fidra Fine

Art is a follow up to an earlier work developed for the Ballarat International

Photography Festival in Australia.

John Bulloch Souter (1890-1972)

John Bulloch Souter was a painter, draughtsman, printmaker and restorer. He

was born in Aberdeen in 1890 where he studied at Gray’s School of Art and later

via a scholarship at Hospitalfield, Arbroath. A travelling scholarship allowed him

to visit the continent, where he studied the work of Velasquez, Chardin and

Vermeer. He first showed at the RA in 1914 where he would continue to exhibit

until 1952. After serving in the Royal Medical Corps during World War I, he

married Christian and moved to London. It was during this post-war period that

he made his name as a portrait painter; his subjects included such personalities

as Ivor Novello, Gladys Cooper and Fay Compton. He exhibited paintings and

etchings at Redfern Gallery, the Fine Art Society, RSA and the RA where his

notorious painting The Breakdown was shown in 1926. During World War II he

worked in the Censorship Department as a translator whilst also restoring

paintings at Windsor Castle. He returned to Aberdeen in 1952, where he

remained. Kenneth M Guichard British Etchers 1850-1940

Alan Rae, 45 Dirleton Avenue, North Berwick, East Lothian EH39 4BL

01620 895057 -

For further information and invites to the Preview please contact:

Alan Rae

Fidra Fine Art

45 Dirleton Avenue

North Berwick

EH39 4BL

01620 895057 (m) 07981 982464

Alan Rae, 45 Dirleton Avenue, North Berwick, East Lothian EH39 4BL

01620 895057 -