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理查德 利诺伊德

Day for Night

RICHARD LEAROYD RICHARD LEAROYD, 2008. © Richard Learoyd, 2016.

RICHARD LEAROYD RICHARD LEAROYD, 2008. © Richard Learoyd, 2016.

RICHARD LEAROYD Square Flamingo, 2014. camera obscura Ilfochrome photograph mounted to aluminum, 48 x 48 inches © Richard Learoyd, 2016.

RICHARD LEAROYD Square Flamingo, 2014. camera obscura Ilfochrome photograph mounted to aluminum, 48 x 48 inches © Richard Learoyd, 2016.

RICHARD LEAROYD The River Stour from Deadman’s Bridge near Flatford (Winter), 2013. gelatin silver contact print mounted to board and mounted to aluminum , 47 5/8 x 76 1/2 inches © Richard Learoyd, 2016.

RICHARD LEAROYD The River Stour from Deadman’s Bridge near Flatford (Winter), 2013. gelatin silver contact print mounted to board and mounted to aluminum , 47 5/8 x 76 1/2 inches © Richard Learoyd, 2016.

RICHARD LEAROYD Tatiana with Cape, 2010. camera obscura Ilfochrome photograph mounted to aluminum, 58 x 48 inches © Richard Learoyd, 2016.

RICHARD LEAROYD Tatiana with Cape, 2010. camera obscura Ilfochrome photograph mounted to aluminum, 58 x 48 inches © Richard Learoyd, 2016.

photographed by Kerry Ryan McFate.

photographed by Kerry Ryan McFate.

photographed by Kerry Ryan McFate.

photographed by Kerry Ryan McFate.

photographed by Kerry Ryan McFate.

photographed by Kerry Ryan McFate.

photographed by Kerry Ryan McFate.

photographed by Kerry Ryan McFate.

photographed by Kerry Ryan McFate.

photographed by Kerry Ryan McFate.

photographed by Kerry Ryan McFate.

photographed by Kerry Ryan McFate.

photographed by Kerry Ryan McFate.

photographed by Kerry Ryan McFate.

photographed by Kerry Ryan McFate.

photographed by Kerry Ryan McFate.

photographed by Kerry Ryan McFate.

photographed by Kerry Ryan McFate.

photographed by Kerry Ryan McFate.

photographed by Kerry Ryan McFate.

photographed by Kerry Ryan McFate.

photographed by Kerry Ryan McFate.

photographed by Kerry Ryan McFate.

photographed by Kerry Ryan McFate.
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About 理查德 利诺伊德

理查德·利诺伊德(b. 1966, Nelson, 英国)在景物摄影师Thomas Joshua Cooper的指导下于格拉斯哥艺术学院学习摄影。他因使用暗箱进行大型人像、风景以及静物创作而得名。利诺伊德的摄影作品于伦敦维多利亚与亚伯特博物馆(Victoria and Albert Museum, London)的个展“理查德·利诺伊德: 黑暗的镜子(Dark Mirror)” 中展出,2016年还将巡展至洛杉矶盖蒂博物馆(J. Paul Getty Museum)。在2015年,Aperture联合Pier24摄影一起出版了《理查德·利诺伊德:Day for Night》,一本关于艺术家彩色工作室摄影的完整专题图册。他的作品在全世界范围内被许多机构纳为永久馆藏,如纽约大都会博物馆、肯萨斯的Nelson-Atkins博物馆、旧金山现代艺术博物馆以及伦敦维多利亚与亚伯特博物馆。利诺伊德现居住并工作于伦敦。
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Press Release

  • Richard Learoyd

    New York—Pace and Pace/MacGill Gallery are pleased to inaugurate their representation of British artist Richard Learoyd with an exhibition of his large-scale color and black-and-white photographs made over the last decade. Featuring a selection of portraits, landscapes and still lifes, Richard Learoyd will be on view on the second floor of 32 East 57th Street from April 1 through April 30, 2016. The public is invited to attend an opening reception for the artist on Thursday, March 31 from 6 to 8 PM. 



    With an unparalleled passion for the medium and its materials, Richard Learoyd explores the limits of photographic expression in his portraits, nudes, still lifes of animals and mirrors, and views of the English countryside. His work occupies a unique place within the practice of contemporary photography, employing anachronistic production techniques, borrowing from the aesthetics of the finest figurative painters of the 19th and 20th centuries, and drawing upon the longstanding tradition of vanitas imagery. Despite their art historical relevance, however, Learoyd’s photographs evoke a timeless quality and remain universally resonant.

    Using the antiquarian process of the camera obscura (from Latin for “dark room”), Learoyd's color pictures are unique, direct-positive images produced without film negatives or digital technology. Learoyd began experimenting with this unconventional method during his post-graduate year, refining his practice in 2003 with the creation of a room-sized camera in which light-sensitive photographic paper is exposed. His subject – whether a sitter or still life – occupies an adjacent room containing a powerful light source; a lens mounted onto a bellows connects the two. As light falling on the subject is recorded directly onto a sheet of Ilfochrome paper, the resulting hyper-real image is entirely grainless and acutely detailed, though shallow in depth of field. Learoyd’s recent large-format, black-and-white photographs likewise reference the medium’s heritage, employing the negative/positive process invented by William Henry Fox Talbot nearly two centuries ago. Up to 80 inches wide, they are among the largest gelatin silver contact prints ever made.

    In their exquisite articulation and impressive physical presence, Learoyd’s photographs celebrate the profound pleasure of observation. They invite viewers to revel in their alluring appearance: the sharply in focus, the softly out of focus, and the sumptuous tones surrounding the subject. The sheer visual impact of Learoyd's work, however, is inextricably tied to his interest in the emotional and psychological depths of his subjects. The meditative, solitary gaze of his sitters is met by our own as we contemplate their enigmatic internal narratives and the quietly powerful quality of introspection that pervades his portraits. While Learoyd's pictures are both technically admirable and transcendently beautiful, it is ultimately their emotive sensations that linger beyond the viewing experience. Learoyd writes:

    The pictures are about extending the duration of looking. I want them to frustrate our desire to instantly understand a photographic representation of a person. My hope is that they inspire a truly reflective view: a view of intimacy and understanding, an insight into another that will increase our humanity.



    Richard Learoyd (b. 1966, Nelson, Lancashire, England) studied photography under the landscape artist Thomas Joshua Cooper at the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland. His large-scale portrait and still life photographs were the subject of the recent exhibition, Richard Learoyd: Dark Mirror, at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2015-16) and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles will mount a solo exhibition of his work later this year. A comprehensive monograph of Learoyd’s color studio images, Richard Learoyd: Day for Night, was published by Aperture in collaboration with Pier 24 Photography in the fall of 2015. 
 


    His photographs are held in the permanent collections of institutions worldwide, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven; among others. 
 


    Learoyd lives and works in London, England.

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News

On March 31, 2016, Pace and Pace/MacGill celebrated the opening of Richard Learoyd: Day for Night. The exhibition will remain on view at 32 East 57th Street through April 30, 2016.