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Artist Sets Miami Neighborhoods on a Cliffside for a Dazzling Effect


Artist Sets Miami Neighborhoods on a Cliffside for Dazzling Effect

Have you ever wondered how Miami would look if it was a hill-side city? Being a perfectly flat urban sprawl, with its highest point a manmade hill in Tropical Park, the question does spawn your imagination. This past weekend the annual art fair in Miami called Art Wynwood opened on its 4th year. One on the highlights was the hyper-photomontages by artist Jean Francois Rauzier. His large hyper-photos were showcased at the booth of Waterhouse & Dodd Gallery at a price of $26,000. Although, maybe not his intention, artist Jean Francois Razier put together hundreds of photos of two of Miami neighborhoods, Wynwood and Miami Beach and arranged them in such a way to give it a cliff side look. He did this by arranging the photos of each neighborhood’s highlights from smallest to biggest, each layer overlapping the previous. This gives it a a look of a city set on a cliff side like that of Sorrento, Monaco or San Francisco. The interesting approach made crowds around his collection of works displayed at Art Wynwood 2015.

For the Wynwood series he manage to catalogue the vast collection of murals in the famous Wynwood Arts District. Some are old murals that are long gone and some are new murals from this year’s Art Basel. Yet, the use of these murals for his art work does pose the question “can we use other’s art for our own art and profit?’ Remember the controversy with AholSniffsGlue and how he sued American Outfitters for using his mural as a back drop to their ad campaign? Well, can this be seen as such? (Comment Below) Never the less, we hope no drama comes from this because the end result is a stunning new look at Wynwood and Miami Beach from a perspective that can only be imagined yet realized by this artist. Check out more of Rauzier’s work below.

About the Artist

Jean-Francois Rauzier is an internationally acclaimed photographer, who has had museum shows in Paris, Moscow, Los Angeles and Washington DC. Waterhouse & Dodd is his exclusive agent in the USA, UK and Middle East and has shown his work in exhibitions and fairs in New York, Palm Beach, Miami, Los Angeles, Abu Dhabi, Maastricht and London, selling over 200 of his ‘Hyperphotos’.

In 2002, when Jean-François Rauzier created his first ‘Hyperphoto’, he was already an established photographer and had been searching for a new creative method that would differ considerably from the traditional model. With his ‘Hyperphotos’ he strove to capture “the panorama and the macro view all at once, to stop time and to have the possibility of viewing all the details of a static image”.

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.

Rauzier carefully composes each work from 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 carefully collected during long photographic sessions to inspire a new fantastic landscape, a capricious picture or a baroque masterpiece. 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.

Of course, none of his mastery of technology would be worthy unless it was combined with a true artistic vision. Rauzier also possesses a deep knowledge of literature, art history and history, and utilizes all these with his unique wit and humor.

Size variations may be possible if further works are available in the edition.

All titles are produced in just one edition of 8, regardless of size. Furthermore, each individual edition number has a unique detail added by the artist. Please contact the gallery about the availability of each edition.

All works in the exhibition are C-Type prints, Diasec mounted on aluminum, the best possible conservation practice currently available.

info: WaterHouse & Dodd

2 comments

  1. Natalie Garcia says:

    I do the PR for Art Wynwood, the 2015 fair was its fourth year. Can you please edit and send back link. Thank you so much!

    1. Art of Miami says:

      thanks

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