Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Erez Ben-Or

I am interested in how self portraiture can be used to reveal an inner psychology. My self portraits are digitally manipulated to convey the two-dimensional plane of a picture as two levels of reality, one behind the other, to suggest simultaneous parallel worlds or reality. My work references Jeff Wall and Ingmar Bergman in how they both explore psychological states through cropping, body language, composition and lighting.
Each of my images contains multiple self portraits that appear to interact with each other; revealing a narrative of inner conflict experienced in domestic situations. The mood of these portraits is invoked through subdued colour and luminosity.

Staging the Self

Self portraiture in third year painting.