Rob and Nick Carter artwork installed at Frick Collection
29 October 2013
The Frick Collection in New York is currently playing host to a contemporary digital media piece by our long-time clients Rob & Nick Carter, displayed to coincide with the acclaimed exhibition Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Painting from the Mauritshuis. The exhibition includes fifteen celebrated seventeenth-century Dutch paintings from the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis in the Netherlands, on loan whilst the prestigious Dutch institution undergoes a two year renovation. Presenting Rob and Nick’s work alongside these masterpieces offers ‘an opportunity to consider the way in which Dutch Golden Age works continue to influence artists today’. The piece in question is directly inspired by the famous still-life Vase of Flowers in a Window, painted c. 1618 by Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder. This old master work has been transformed by the Carters into a ‘digital painting’, brought to life in a detailed piece of time-based new media art which changes and shifts before the viewer’s eyes. Over the course of three hours, Bosschaert’s work subtly transforms as flowers wither, darkness descends and insects feed on the foliage. Transforming Still Life Painting is on display until 19th January in the Frick’s Multimedia Room.
‘It’s rare for us to have the opportunity to show truly contemporary work alongside directly related Old Masters’ Frick Director Ian Wardropper