Hiroyuki Masuyama

HiroyukiMasuyama

Hiroyuki Masuyama’s variously sized light-boxes are not simply photographic reproductions of the paintings and watercolours of William Turner. They are instead a conceptual operation on the work of this great English artist. Their subject is the works undertaken by Turner during his first journey from London to Venice. Masuyama has followed each stage of this journey and made visual notes, but in a different medium: in the place of sketches he has used photography.

But just like Turner, who brought these graphic notes and reminders back to England in order to re-elaborate them in his studio, so too Masuyama has brought the images he captured back to his studio in Düsseldorf and submitted them to a complex operation of montage. The images of his journey and those of the paintings by Turner have thus become in the luminous work of this forty-something Japanese artist a harmonious unicum in which the limits of space-time have been overcome.
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After Leonardo da Vinci

After Caspar David Friedrich

After J.M.W. Turner

Flights

Nature, Seasons and Mountains

Rome 1585 - 2012

Video works

Installations

Videos

After Leonardo da Vinci


  • Storm No. 1 - after Leonardo da Vinci, 2013

    Ed. 1/5
    lightbox
    238 x 750 x 20 cm


  • Hand, Leonardo da Vinci, 2012

    Ed. 1/7
    led lightbox
    21,5 x 15 x 4 cm


  • Water No. 1 , Leonardo da Vinci, 2012

    Ed. 1/7
    lambda print
    37 x 60 cm


  • Drapery Study, Leonardo da Vinci No.01, 2012

    Ed. 1/7
    lambda print
    25,7 x 19 cm

After Caspar David Friedrich

After J.M.W. Turner

Flights

Nature, Seasons and Mountains

Rome 1585 - 2012

Video works

    News

  • On the occasion of the 58th Venice Art Biennale, Studio la Città presents the exhibition After J.M.W. Turner 1834 – 2019 by Hiroyuki Masuyama.
    May 8 – July 28, 2019 | GAD – Giudecca Art District, Giudecca, Venice


  • Studio la Città opens on Saturday 23 February 2019 the 2019 exhibition season dedicating a solo exhibition to the Japanese artist Hiroyuki Masuyama.
    February 23 – April 13, 2019 | Studio la Città – Verona


  • Hiroyuki Masuyama is one of the protagonists of the FutuRuins. Il corpo e la pietra exhibition that opens on Wednesday 19 December 2018 at Palazzo Fortuny, Venice.
    December 19, 2018 – March 24, 2019 | Palazzo Fortuny – Venice