The internationally acclaimed French photographer, Jean-François Rauzier opens the exhibition Jean-François Rauzier: Hyperphotos at Waterhouse & Dodd New York (pop-up location) this week, with his artistic exploration of landscape and architecture in iconic Cities, including our own. Taking place at the tale end of Archtober, the exhibit debuts a selection of new works just completed in Cuba, images of New York City, Chicago, and various spectacular locations in France, to name a few.
“Rauzier’s work transforms reality; it fascinates us with its scale and takes the viewer on a journey through the visible world. Rauzier uses thousands of high-resolution close-ups views and stitches them into his large compositions, maintaining the focus and sharpness of the smallest detail. Each work is carefully composed of elements and images he has collected over many years, working in some ways more like a painter than a photographer, creating his own supernatural man-made world. Using digital technology, he cuts, moves and constructs buildings, gardens, animals, and many other objects as he strives to transform the world according to his dreams, wishes, and anxieties, and to recreate the magic and secrecy of ancient legends and stories using 21st-century media.”
“Hyperphoto” is a concept Rauzier created in 2002, enabling him to combine infinitely big and infinitely small things in one same image out of time. Here he chose to juxtapose, duplicate, and twist images in an effort to accurately portray a dream-like human vision in timeless worlds filled with icons and historic references.
Jean-François Rauzier: Hyperphotos will be on view from October 27 to November 18, 2017, with the artist discussing his work on Friday, October 27 from 5-8pm. Click here to view Catalogue. This particular exhibition will be on view at Waterhouse & Dodd’s pop-up location, located at 1070 Madison Avenue, between 80th-81st Streets.