Ryszard Horowitz: Electronic Visions - photographic exhibition
Ryszard Horowitz is one of world’s leading artist photographers. A graduate of the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts, Horowitz continued his studies of painting and photography in the US. Beginning with the 1970s, his photographs have been published by world’s prime photographic magazines.
Horowitz is one of the first to introduce computers to photography, he specialises in photography for advertising purposes, and is a co-founder of the American Advertising Photography Association (APA). Presented at the exhibition, there will be about forty works of Ryszard Horowitz: both well-known and wholly new.
The multimedia character of the exhibition encourages the visitor to become better acquainted with the process of creating the artist’s works, the process which resorts to state-of-the-art technologies. The first of the four rooms will be devoted to the author: the projection of his signature, magnified ten times, is a peculiar introduction to the world of Horowitz’s photography, and the works presented here illustrate the road the artist took: from the oldest black & white works executed in classic techniques, to the latest, computer-processed ones. The second room is devoted to the latest cycle, and the computers with special software for processing photographs that are situated here encourage the visitors to the introduction of their own changes in the images. Then, the spectator enters the interior of the illusion of the artist’s studio, created with the most modern projectors; creating the feeling of “spying at the artist at work.” The culmination of the exhibition is a multimedia projection: a composition of fusing fragments of various Ryszard Horowitz works is on the one hand a display of the perfection of the technical skill, and the presentation of the power of the artist’s imagination on the other.
Centrum Sztuki i Techniki Japońskiej “Manggha” (Centre of Japanese Art and Technology), ul. M. Konopnickiej 26, phone: +48 (12) 267 27 03, +48 (12) 267 3753
Opening: 29th April at 6:00 p.m.
Supported financially by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage