Orly Aviv, Passion – Earth (left) | Orly Aviv, Passion – Fluid (right)
The photographer Edward Steichen stated, “Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man”.
Contemporary digital artist Israeli Orly Aviv uses technology to reality’s advantage, sampling nature photographically in order to digitally create new images, presenting to the world its own digitally enhanced representation. By photographing an image and then digitally manipulating that image towards abstraction, duration is involved in the final production of Ms. Aviv’s digital prints, expressing more than mimetic representation by symbolically interpreting the flux status of reality.
Contemporary life, a globalized village phenomenologically vast to the existential condition, is eloquently expressed as a space of perpetual movement and in turn, innumerable possibilities in Ms. Aviv’s artwork. What better way to express our technological age than through professing the agility and endurance of space and time by way of digitally manipulating actual places. One acquires a sense of optical actuality in her works, but instead of limiting her representation to mere vision, Ms. Aviv presents reality as a visual and sensational space, one that is experienced momentously through temporal duration.
In her “Passion” Series, Ms. Aviv evokes duration through circuitous ellipse formations, morphing static imagery to spiral indefinitely within the composition. In Ms. Aviv’s work, one recognizes the importance of time in understanding the world, realizing that with technology, one does not necessarily recognize the distance remarkably lapsed within moments; time regains autonomy and is actively recognized, in conjunction with space, as a defining characteristic of the contemporary age in Ms. Aviv’s digital art.
The award-winning artist Orly Aviv received her BA in Mathematics and Political Science and MSc in Information Systems in Israel and her MFA in Media Arts at the Slade, UCL in London. Along with photography, Ms. Aviv works creates video art and digital installations.
To mention a few installations: His Absence Place, Transformation, Nervous Organ, SeaofSeas
Some of her photographic works: Ethiopian Girl, UnSpace
UnSpace was chosen as “Computer Art Image of the Month” by Catherine Mason British art historian.
Ms. Aviv exhibits her digital art internationally, including showcases in Argentina, Israel, Lithuania, Portugal, England and the United States. Ms. Aviv’s work hangs in many prestigious public and private collections around the world, and Amsterdam Whitney Gallery is proud to feature the art of this contemporary digital artist.
Amsterdam Whitney Gallery
511 West 25th Street, Chelsea
dates: 28.9 – 30.10 2012
Gala Champagne Reception & “HALLOWEEN MASQUERADE”
fete: 5.10 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm