Jean-françois Rauzier

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(1952, Saint-adresse, France) is the cre­ator of the “Hyper­photo”, a con­cept that makes the im­pos­si­ble pos­si­ble: com­bin­ing the in­fin­itely large with the in­fin­itely small in one im­age, out of time. He uses a tech­nique that in­volves cre­at­ing a sin­gle im­age from a col­lage of be­tween 600 and 1000 photos, taken with a tele­photo lens and then dig­i­tally fused, cloned and com­bined.

In­spired by the stun­ning An­dalu­sian mon­u­ment of Al­ham­bra in Granada, the artist has cre­ated a se­ries of work that cap­tures the ele­gance and ex­oti­cism of An­dalu­sia and its Is­lamic in­flu­ence. Villa del Arte Gal­leries will un­veil a gor­geous piece of this se­ries at the pres­ti­gious Bazaar Art Jakarta art fair.

Al-ah­mar, founder of the Nas­rite dy­nasty, com­manded La Al­ham­bra to be built as a palace, ci­tadel and fortress, res­i­dence of the Nas­rite sul­tans and of the high civil ser­vants, at the ser­vice of the court and elite sol­diers. Granada, the city where La Al­ham­bra is lo­cated, wit­nessed the era of great­est splen­dour of the Nas­rite king­dom when it be­came its cap­i­tal. The pa­tios, the foun­tains, the gar­dens, the lat­tices and the rich mo­saics that dec­o­rate the walls of the build­ing are a vivid re­flec­tion of that pe­riod’s mag­nif­i­cence when the re­fined and el­e­gant Is­lamic style flour­ished in­side and out­side La Al­ham­bra mak­ing it one of the main sym­bols of Moor­ish beauty.

Re­main­ing true to the hy­per­pho­tog­ra­phy, Jean­françois Rauzier cap­tures the po­etry of La Al­ham­bra cre­at­ing a highly aes­thetic im­age which per­fectly cap­tures the sen­su­al­ity of the mon­u­ment.

Jean-françois Rauzier, Al­ham­bra, 140 x 231 cm, hy­per­pho­tog­ra­phy, edi­tion of 8

Bert van Zet­ten, Nemo Jantzen, Mar­cel and Jutta Huis­man founded Villa del Arte Gal­leries in Barcelona in 1999. Their com­bined com­mit­ment, and pas­sion for art, to­gether with a unique ap­proach and will­ing­ness to ex­hibit cut­ting edge young artists along­side firmly es­tab­lished names has con­trib­uted to an ever-chang­ing con­tem­po­rary col­lec­tion of a con­sis­tently high stan­dard. Over time Villa del Arte has de­vel­oped into one of Spain’s lead­ing con­tem­po­rary art gal­leries.

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