Born in Tsukuba, Japan, 1968. Lives and works in Düsseldorf.
Hiroyuki Masuyama studied oil painting and then mural painting at the National University of Fine Arts and Music in Tokyo from 1987 to 1993. In 1995 he was granted a DAAD scholarship to continue his education at the Academy of Arts in Düsseldorf and later moved to Cologne’s Academy of Media Arts. He has frequently exhibited his work in Germany and is still living and working in Düsseldorf. As a photographer he flanks or superimposes on the initial image or images the result of hundreds of photographs shot at the locations represented and taken from the same viewpoint. The result of the superimposition is yet another image of the same place with fuzzy outlines but always recognizable, which is the “summary” of all the images used. It is right to distinguish between the various possibilities and different works within a greater and all-inclusive processual category of “accumulation”. His work has been presented in numerous exhibitions: Kunsthall Hamburg, Hamburg and Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome (2008); Beyeler Gallery, Basel (2009); Louis Vuitton Maison, Hong Kong (2010); La Nuova Pesa, Centro per l’arte contemporanea, Roma (2013); Studio la Città, Verona (2014); Caspar David Friedrich Zentrum – Pommersches Landes Museum – Galerie Schwarz & Galerie STP, Greifswald (2017); Museum im Kulturspeicher Würzburg (2018).
Photo by Michele Alberto Sereni. Image courtesy of the artist and Studio La Città