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A Day in Los Angeles


Gallery Agathe Gaillard presents an exhibition „A Day in Los Angeles“ by Hiro Matsuoka in the new show room from 13th April to 11th May 2019. The exhibition explores the theme „memory“ and includes a selection of work from his different series to reconstruct a fictive day in Los Angeles.


"The bright sunlight and warm air overwhelmed my senses, as I arrived at LAX after endless hours of flight from the mid-winter Germany in 2010. I remember, it was a little confusing or felt even awkward to adjust myself to the environments, in which I would spend the next few days. Later in the city, when I drove on the concrete streets, an old feeling suddenly came back to me, but it was not a déjà-vu really, because I had been here before.

Twenty years had passed since I spent summers with my friends in Los Angeles in the late 1980s. Meanwhile, they had left their home and of course, many things had changed in my life. On the other hand, though, in spite of all the trends and innovations from the last decades, the city somehow didn’t seem to have changed much. For me, it remained pretty much the same as before with its beaches and hills, or palm trees and cars, and I felt fine. It was like seeing an old friend again after a long time."

Hiro Matsuoka



— Gallery Agathe Gaillard, April 2019




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