Design or Die Nirel Jeger


Nirel Jeger explores photography as a work of art, together with its inherent potential for alternative implementations. His exhibition deals with graphic intervention in photography, and the extent of graphic integration that makes the piece look like a postcard or a poster. When does graphic work hold the picture back, and when does it strengthen its photographic stance? Nirel’s artworks appear at times like posters or postcards, with one very important difference: the effect is created consciously, and it is meant to inquire upon that fine suture-line between both disciplines. The work of art is here contrasted with other creative pieces in that it is the product of a process of inquiry and a search for meaning. Nirel successfully combines the right dosage of photography and of precise contemporary graphic work, to create a conscientious art piece, which is at once humorous and challenging.