London Art Fair with Hiroyuki Masuyama

London Art Fair with Hiroyuki Masuyama

London Art Fair
18 - 22 January 2017

Hiroyuki Masuyama and Joseph Mallord William Turner
The journeys from London to Rome

In the years between 1819 and 1845, Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), the great painter of English Romanticism, undertook several journeys from London to Rome. Hiroyuki Masuyama (*1968), the Japanese-German photographer and conceptual artist, from 2008 until 2014 followed his footsteps. The paintings that Turner created on his journey, Masuyama constructed anew in the form of modern LED lightboxes.
Turner's favorite themes were landscapes and seascapes, light and atmosphere being his special interest. Re-photographing these paintings is almost impossible: Nothing changes faster than light and atmosphere; and of course landscapes and cities look different than almost two centuries ago. Using an elaborate technique, sampling hundrets of photographs to one picture, Masuyama succeeded in recreating Turner's motifs.
Masuyama firmly believes in the possibility of time travel. As a Japanese, he also knows that you need a small deliberate irregularity to make something perfect. That is why, in his works, there are temporal transitions, passages between past, present and future. Seeing the past in the bright light of the present, without the patina of time - the works of Hiroyuki Masuyama make it possible.
London Art Fair
Art Projects
Stand P4
Business Design Centre
52 Upper Street
London N1 0QH
United Kingdom
Opening times
VIP Preview: Tuesday 17 January 3pm - 9pm
Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 January 11am – 9pm
Friday 20 January 11am – 7pm
Saturday 21 January 11am – 7.30pm
Sunday 22 January 11am – 5pm
Angel Station - 5 minute walk
King’s Cross St Pancras – 10 minute walk
Buses 19, 30, 38, 43, 56, 73, 341, 476
London Messe 1
London Messe 2

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