Alon Cohen Raz’s exhibition deals with the concept of randomness in the photographic representation, and its translation into a subjective visual language. Using frames selected from day-to-day life, Alon succeeds at creating new images, different from those originally shot. Evident in his photos is his unique ability to capture light, extracting the essence and purpose from the object photographed into a new image. As part of his quest, Alon inquires upon the ‘foreign’ in his living environment and translates it into ‘liberated’ visual elements, while using disjoint appearances to express ‘closeness’. This paradox is presented in his work through both aesthetic and thematic elements, which abrogate the values and symbols that could potentially shackle his artistic expression.
Design by Basman/Tenenbaum