JEAN-FRANÇOIS RAUZIERFrench b. 1952

Rauzier has said of this work: "A new environmental awareness has taken place in global cities. In the race for the 'green city' Manhattan has become the flagship of sustainable development, after doubling its green spaces in just a few years and planting almost 1 million trees. Lush gardens now define the concrete jungle.
Manhattan Farms is one of 7 images of the polyptych that I created. In it, I imagined what Manhattan will become, a city of immense glass towers that are transparent and filled with animal and fish life, verdant, with roofs filled with gardens and farms.
As a French man, I already knew New York City before I arrived last year to work on my New York series, both personally as well as from movies and other references. That is why, on the High Line, I included some of the heroes of the series we all know and placed them amongst a vision of what NYC might look in the future."

JEAN-FRANÇOIS RAUZIERFrench b. 1952

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 ‘Hyperphotos’, 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. The first 6 of any edition to sell are priced at the standard rate, with the 7th and 8th to sell being subject to a 15% and 20% surcharge respectively.