Second Solo Show of Jean-François Rauzier's Hyperphotos to Open in London

By Waterhouse Dodd, PRNE
Sunday, April 17, 2011

LONDON, April 18, 2011 - A second exhibition of groundbreaking Hyperphotos of French artist
Jean-François Rauzier are set to be shown at his UK Gallery - Waterhouse &
Dodd - this summer. The exhibition, which opens on the 18th May and runs
until the 10th June, will comprise of 13 works, many of which have never been
exhibited in the UK before. "It has been 18 months since his last solo
exhibition in London, so after touring his work around the globe, we feel
this show is a timely reminder of the artists' talents for viewers in
London," says Jamie Anderson, who runs the contemporary art program in
Waterhouse & Dodd's Cork Street gallery.

Waterhouse & Dodd have undergone a considerable expansion over the last 6
months, with the acquisition of new premises in Savile Row and Greene Street
(New York) - but this exhibition will take place in their original gallery
space on Cork Street, now home of the gallery's contemporary art program. The
gallery has been re-modelled with this in mind, and the space is a more
practical viewing arena for Rauzier's magnificent large format digital C-Type

Since Waterhouse & Dodd's first solo exhibition, Rauzier's work has been
the subject of a major museum show in Paris and he has received notable
private and public commissions. Waterhouse & Dodd have exhibited his works at
some of most prestigious art fairs in the world, not least TEFAF Maastricht
where an entire edition of 8 works sold on the opening preview day.

This current exhibition brings together works from his recent surreal
'Animals' series, together with more of his iconic architectural pieces. The
artists growing fame has given him access to buildings and locations that
were previously out of reach - and so through him the viewer visits the
Vatican Library and the magnificent rooms of the chateau of Versailles.
Despite the use of such august locations, this current exhibition will also
feature works from the Molitor series - his own tribute to urban graffiti
art, showing that while the artist has a respect for the past, he also has
his eye on the future. Whether in a royal stateroom or a disused swimming
bath complex, the dizzying effect of detail and scale have the same effect -
to draw the spectator into the artist own fantastic vision.

As Rauzier has stated, "I like to catch the spectator. To be really
caught, you have to be kept inside, to get lost within the image. I like the
viewer to find more details in the works as their eyes wander through the
maze." Whilst the enormous power of modern computers and the advances in
software have helped him create the 'new realities' in his Hyperphotos -
Rauzier is quick to add that he has no need for further advancement on the
technological side. Instead, his recent practice has been about refining the
narrative contained within his 'dreamscapes' - to try and imbue each new work
with greater drama, feeling and content.

Note to Editors:

Pictures accompanying this release are available through the PA
Photowire. They can be downloaded from
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Jamie Anderson, Waterhouse and Dodd, 26 Cork Street London W1S 3ND.

Tel: +44(0)20-7734-7800;;

INTERVIEWS with Jean-François Rauzier: Please contact the gallery with
regards to possible interviews with the artist.

IMAGES: High Resolution images of works in the show can be supplied on
request from the Gallery.


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