Hiroyuki Masuyama 2024

Hiroyuki Masuyama 2024
10. March 2024

In 2024 we celebrate Caspar David Friedrich's 250th birthday. Many contemporary artists have explored this great role model, but probably none as intensively as Hiroyuki Masuyama. Consequently, Masuyama is in great demand this year: he is exhibiting at the Hamburger Kunsthalle, the Bundesrat, the Alte Nationalgalerie and the Pommersches Landesmuseum in Friedrich's native city of Greifswald. And of course with us!

Die Lebensstufen (nach C.D.Friedrich, 1835), 2023, LED Lightbox, 72 x 94 x 4 cm, Edition 5 + 2 AP, 15000 Euro

Hamburger Kunsthalle, 15.12.2023 - 1.4.2024
Rothamel Gallery at the Art Karlsruhe, 22-25 February 2024
Old National Gallery, 14 April 2024 - 4 August 2024
German Federal Council, 21 March - 21 June 2024
Rothamel Gallery Frankfurt, 6 December 2024 to January 2025
 
Hiroyuki Masuyama focuses on space and time. He condenses their presence and flow into overwhelming yet subtle works.
 
For Masuyama, art is a great adventure and freedom beyond all restrictions of space and time: he shows us places where all seasons prevail at the same time. He proves that you can see something from all sides at the same time. He cycles through an entire year in one minute and lets us float freely in space.


Das große Gehege (after C.D. Friedrich, 1832), 2016, diasec/led lightbox, edition 5, 73,5 x 102,5 x 4 cm, 12.000 Euro

A whole series of time travels leads Masuyama to Caspar David Friedrich. Masuyama recomposed the works of the great Romantic artist from hundreds of photographic images and allows us to experience their fascination anew in a contemporary form.
 
"The temporal levels merged in this way emphasise once again: art only ever has one present. It is the one in which thinking about it takes place." Michael Freitag


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