From his London studio, artist Ori Gersht describes his practices in analogue and digital photography, filmmaking, and editing, and the environment in which he produces work. He highlights some of his still life works, including Pomegranate and Big Bang, which illuminate the use of particular exposure lengths and pictorial qualities, and which focus on depictions of violence. Gersht also discusses his work in terms of truth, materiality, and abstraction, describing his studio as a personal oasis.Read More
The Prix Pictet aims to harness the power of photography – all genres of photography – to draw global attention to issues of sustainability, especially those concerning the environment.Read More
Ori Gersht uses a digital camera, off-the-shelf software and a high-end printer to make photographs that make you wonder what you are looking at. It’s a slippery enterprise. When it works, the uncertainty is sublime.Read More
In a time when the world is constantly depicted to us through images, what is real: the tangible world or the reflected world? Can we even make a distinction between the two? How does it affect our approach to what we encounter? Ori Gersht’s work addresses these issues through two photographic series, On Reflection and Floating World at the Kohn Gallery.Read More
Art reviews from art critics Edward Goldman and Hunter Drohojowska-Philp.
Photographers as Magicians and Tricksters on Art Talk.Read More
Sunday 19 June 10:00 - 10:45 Lumiere Theatre
People perceive the visible as real, and don’t distinguish between what is real versus what is perceived to be. We’re all subject to the influence of ‘hyperrealities’ being constructed around us.Read More
On meeting Ori Gersht at his studio, I am greeted by a warm welcome and also his dog, an adorable terrier who stands on its hind legs with delight when it realises there is a definite fan standing in close proximity.Read More
Ori Gersht was born in Israel in 1967 and lived there until 1988. He then moved to London, where he studied and began practicing photography. His own story and that of his extended family, who originate from Poland and what is now the Ukraine, are woven through with the serial violence and ethnic conflict of the Second World War, the Holocaust, and the fraught history of the state of Israel, which continues to this day.Read More
Govert Flinck enjoyed during his lifetime a higher reputation as Rembrandt himself - so far can his work be read as an exemplary example in terms of change of aesthetic evaluation criteria. Due to its cross-linking in the leading social circles Flinck received extensive portrait commissions, in whose realization he smoothly fathomed the limits of this kind, without however exceeding ever - like his teacher Rembrandt.Read More
Los Angeles’ Kohn Gallery has picked up Israeli-born, London-based artist Ori Gersht.
Mr. Gersht has become well-known over the past decade for his historically influenced photography and video works that reference the style of Old Master paintings while exploring contemporary issues of violence and trauma. Often his works reflect world events such as World War II or the conflicts in the Middle East.Read More