Gilad Ophir | Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem

Gilad Ophir

Gilad Ophir explores a post-human world in the face of extreme political and existential duress. In light of the liquidity of personal and global conditions of existence, and while global power structures and control mechanisms are fading and their effectiveness is declining, Ophir's photographic works and installations can best be described as an act of existence that points beyond itself and yet does not fear conflict with its own materiality.

The abstract works present references both material and conceptual that are interrelated. Intuitively and imaginatively they evoke fictitious landscapes suffused with the hints of animal-like and fluid-processed quasi-human faces and bodies, whose characteristic is mainly related to time and less to space. The images, collages, and transparent surfaces completely surrender to dynamism and movement, yet create a state of proximity and tension between subject and object.

Piss Flower, 120x120 cm, 2013