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Nacimiento: 1966 en Reino Unido
Residencia: Reside en London, London, City of, Reino Unido
Exposiciones individuales vigentes: Richard Learoyd
Próximas exposiciones individuales: Richard Learoyd
Profesionales que le han comisariado:
Galerías y otras organizaciones que le representan: Fraenkel Gallery, Pace Gallery
Organizaciones con obra: Centre Pompidou, Fundación MAPFRE, J. Paul Getty Museum
Publicada el 06 nov de 2018      Vista 543 veces

Descripción del Artista

Richard Learoyd’s color images are made with one of the most antiquarian of photographic processes: the camera obscura. Literally translated from Latin as “dark room,” Learoyd has created a room-sized camera in which the photographic paper is exposed. The subject—often a person, sometimes a still life—is in the adjacent room, separated by a lens. Light falling on the subject is directly focused onto the photographic paper without an interposing film negative. The result is an entirely grainless image. The overall sense of these larger-than-life images redefines the photographic illusion. Learoyd’s subjects, composed simply and directly, are described with the thinnest plane of focus, re-creating and exaggerating the way that the human eye perceives, and not without a small acknowledgement to Dutch Master painting. Learoyd’s black-and-white gelatin silver contact prints are made using the negative/positive process invented roughly 170 years ago by Englishman W. H. Fox Talbot. Working with a large and portable camera obscura of his own construction, Learoyd has journeyed outside of his London studio, into the art-historically rich English countryside, along the California coast, and throughout Eastern Europe, producing images that have long been latent in his imagination. The negatives are up to 80 inches wide, resulting in the largest gelatin-silver contact prints ever made. In 2015, Aperture released Richard Learoyd: Day for Night, a comprehensive book of color portraits and studio work, and concurrently, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London mounted a his first solo museum exhibition, Dark Mirror. In 2016, the J. Paul Getty Museum opened a solo exhibition of his large-scale portrait and still-life photographs, which then traveled to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. In 2019, a survey exhibition opened at Fundación MAPFRE in Spain, set to travel to the Fotomuseum der Haag later in the year.

Obras de Richard Learoyd (7 Obras)

Rachel, 2009 Richard Learoyd
Jasmijn hacia la luz, 2008 Richard Learoyd
Melanie, 2015 Richard Learoyd
A la manera de Ingres, 2011 Richard Learoyd


el 02 dic de 2019

Exposiciones en las que ha participado como artista

Richard Learoyd
19 feb de 2020 - 24 may de 2020

Richard Learoyd

Sala Bárbara de Braganza - Fundación MAPFRE / Madrid, España

Richard Learoyd, Rachel, 2009, unieke Ilfochromeprint. © Richard Learoyd. Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.
05 oct de 2019 - 05 ene de 2020

Richard Learoyd

Fotomuseum Den Haag / The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Holanda

Rachel © Richard Learoyd. Gentilesa de l’artista i de la Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
05 jun de 2019 - 08 sep de 2019

Richard Learoyd

Casa Garriga Nogués - Fundación MAPFRE / Barcelona, España

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