Hiroyuki Masuyama

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


  • 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


  • Greifswald im Mondschein, 1817, 2016

    Ed. 1/5
    led lightbox
    22,5 x 30,5 x 4 cm


  • Das große Gehege 1832, 2016

    Ed. 3/5
    led lightbox
    73,5 x 102,5 x 4 cm


  • Blick auf Arkona mit aufgehendem Mond 1805, 2018

    Ed. 1/5
    digitalphotography on paper
    60,9 x 100 cm


  • Dorflandschaft bei Morgenbeleuchtung 1822, 2007

    Ed. di 5
    led lightbox
    55 x 71 x 4 cm


  • Abtei im Eichwald 1808/10, 2018

    Ed. 1/5
    led lightbox
    110,4 x 171 x 4 cm


  • Wiesen bei Greifswald, 1820/22, 2016

    Ed. 3/5
    led lightbox
    35 x 48,9 x 4 cm

After J.M.W. Turner


  • J.M.W.TURNER, Looking back on Venice from the Canale di San Marco to the East, 1840, 2010

    led lightbox
    24,5 x 30,6 x 4 cm


  • J.M.W. TURNER, Looking along the Riva degli Schiavoni, from near the Rio dell' Arsenale., 2010

    LED Lightbox
    24,6 x 30,4 x 4 cm


  • J.M.W.Turner, Storm at the Mouth of the Grand Canal, 1840, 2010

    LED lightbox
    21,8 x 31,9 x 4 cm


  • J.M.W. TURNER, San Giorgio Maggiore from the Hotel Europa at the Entrance to the Grand Canal, 1840, 2010

    Ed. 4/7
    led lightbox
    19,5 x 27,6 x 4 cm


  • J.M.W. TURNER, Looking across the Bacino di San Marco at Sunset, from near San Biagio, 1840, 2010

    Ed. 2/7
    led lightbox
    24,4 x 30,4 x 4 cm


  • J.M.W. Turner, Looking east from the Giudecca, Sunrise, 1819, 2008

    Ed. 7/7
    led lightbox
    22,4 x 28,6 x 4 cm


  • Looking down the Grand Canal to Palazzo Corner della Ca' Grande and Santa Maria della Salute, 1840, 2010

    Ed. 2/7
    led lightbox
    22,1 x 32,5 x 4 cm


  • J.M.W. Turner, Boats on the Lagoon, near Venice, 1840, 2010

    Ed. 3/7
    led lightbox
    24,6 x 30,6 x 4 cm


  • Looking across the Lagoon at Sunset, 1840, 2010

    Ed. 2/7
    led lightbox
    24,4 x 30,4 x 4 cm


  • Santa Maria della Salute from the Bacino 1840, 2010

    Ed. 3/7
    led lightbox
    24,4 x 30,7 x 4 cm


  • Venice with the Salute 1844, 2007

    Ed. 3/5
    led lightbox
    62,2 x 92,7 x 4 cm

Flights


  • Miami-Anchorage n. 4, 2004

    Lightbox
    30 x 250 x 13 cm


  • Miami-Anchorage n. 12, 2004

    Lightbox
    30 x 250 x 13 cm


  • LONDON-DUSSELDORF, 2004

    Lightbox
    25 x 310 x 13 cm

Nature, Seasons and Mountains


  • Sakura n. 3, 2006

    lightbox
    100 x 147 x 13 cm


  • Sakura n. 2, 2006

    Lightbox
    100 x 134 x 13 cm


  • Roverella 21.07.2007/14:00 -22.07.2007/ 14:00 24h., 2007

    Led lightbox
    40 x 200 x 4 cm


  • November, 2006

    lightbox
    47 x 140 x 13 cm


  • Spring n. 2, 2004

    Lightbox
    25 x 84 x 13 cm


  • Summer n. 1, 2004

    Lightbox
    25 x 84,3 x 7,5 cm


  • Autumn n. 2, 2001

    Lightbox
    25 x 84 x 13 cm


  • Winter n.1, 2004

    Lightbox
    25 x 84 x 13 cm


  • McKINLEY - Flight n. 1, 2006

    lightbox
    30 x 300 x 13 cm


  • McKINLEY - Flight n. 2, 2006

    lightbox
    30 x 300 x 13 cm


  • Grindelwaldgletscher, Rots Gufer 1990 m - Wyssefluo 1381 m, 2014

    c-print
    40 x 191 cm

Rome 1585 - 2012


  • Ruderi del tempio della Concordia, 1756/2012, 2012

    digital photo on paper
    28 x 73 cm


  • Veduta del Foro Romano 1751, 2012

    digital photo on paper
    28 x 82 cm


  • Veduta della Piramide di Caio Cestio 1850/2012, 2012

    digital photo on paper
    28 x 40 cm


  • Veduta del Colosseo, 1756/2012, 2012

    digital photo on paper

Video works


  • Family portrait, 2001

    DVD video
    5'20''


  • Way 01.01.2001 - 31.12.2003, 2004

    DVD video
    8 min


  • 1000 olives, 2008

    DVD video
    13 min


  • After J.M.W. Turner 1834 – 2019, 2019

    installation view
    Studio la Città at GAD - Giudecca Art District, Venice


  • Minima X Maxima, 2019

    installation view
    Studio la Città - Verona


  • Un racconto in sei stanze, 2016

    installation view
    Palazzo Barbò - Studio la Città


  • Uncommon Places an accelerationist aesthetics, 2016

    Palazzo da Schio, Schio


  • Installation view, 2016

    Studio la Città, Arte Fiera Bologna, Bologna


  • dsc_0288

    installation view
    Kallmann-Museum Ismaning, Ismaning


  • Installation view, 2014

    Studio la Città, Verona


  • Installation view, 2012

    StartUp – collateral event of ArtVerona Fair 2012 Spica Hair and Beauty, Verona


  • Installation view, 2012

    Studio la Città, Verona


  • After J.M.W. Turner - Il viaggio di Turner da Londra a Venezia, 2008

    installation view
    Studio la Città, Verona


  • ... e ricomincio da tre, 2007

    installation view
    Studio la Città, Verona


  • Flowers, 2004

    installation view
    Studio la Città, Verona

    News

  • Hiroyuki Masuyama is one of the protagonists of the exhibition Geierwally und der Berg in der zeitgenössischen Kunst which inaugurated last week at the Kunstmuseum in Solingen.
    until June 23, 2019 | Kunstmuseum Solingen, Solingen