(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.