LARS REIFFERS - SPACES

In 2015, the artist decided to borrow from genre painting. Once more adopting a contemporary approach to this tradition, his focus is museum spaces filled with old master paintings - all seen through the eyes of a modern day audience. The room, visitors and artworks are given equal importance in the composition, as Reiffers blends a balance of natural and artificial light. His spaces have included the Versailles Gallery of the Battlefields, a setting dating back from to 1837 which houses an impressive collection of thirty-three paintings, and the Louvre Museum. Each painting is almost photographic in its detail, and yet it is the layering of colour, plays of light and motion of the brush that allows Reiffers to compose as well as record.

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