Overview participating exhibitions

Terra Cognita
2012

Terra Cognita

Hiroyuki Masuyama

The Lost Works of Caspar David Friedrich (2007-2009)

The Japanese photographer Hiroyuki Masuyama travelled through Europe in the footsteps of the 19th century painters Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840) and J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851), who recorded their travels in romantic and dramatic paintings, respectively. Masuyama made reproductions of these paintings, assembled from thousands of photos that he took in the places that the painters had set down on canvas 160 years before. These photo montages are lit from the inside, giving these iconic artworks a whole new, contemporary dimension.

  • “Caspar David Friedrich, Morgennebel im Gebirge, 1808“

    2007

Traces & Omens
2005

Traces & Omens

Hiroyuki Masuyama

DER WEG 01.01.2001 - 31.12.2001 (2002)

From January 1 through December 31, 2001, the photographer and new media artist Hiroyuki Masuyama took a photograph on the same path every day. Each day for the first half year he moved the camera about one-and-a-half meters ahead from the point where he had taken the picture the previous day, then retraced his steps. He used this method to cover a distance of two hundred meters, forward and back again. After the end of the year he edited the photographs together into a video loop. That enables the viewer to travel the same path as the photographer, while the seasons flash by him rapidly. In DER WEG 01.01.2001 - 31.12.2001 (2002) one year is summed up in minutes.

  • DER WEG 01.01.2001 - 31.12.2001 (2002)

    From January 1 through December 31, 2001, the photographer and new media artist Hiroyuki Masuyama took a photograph on the same path every day. Each day for the first half year he moved the camera about one-and-a-half meters ahead from the point where he had taken the picture the previous day, then retraced his steps. He used this method to cover a distance of two hundred meters, forward and back again. After the end of the year he edited the photographs together into a video loop. That enables the viewer to travel the same path as the photographer, while the seasons flash by him rapidly. In DER WEG 01.01.2001 - 31.12.2001 (2002) one year is summed up in minutes.

  • DER WEG 01.01.2001 - 31.12.2001 (2002)

Biography

Hiroyuki Masuyama (Japan, 1968) specialized in oil painting and murals at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. He continued his studies in Germany, where he visited the  Art Academy in Düsseldorf and the Academy for Media Art in Cologne. He has frequently exhibited his work in Germany, and is still living and working in Düsseldorf.

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Traces & Omens

Traces & Omens

Price EUR 10,00

Terra Cognita

Terra Cognita

Price EUR 15,00