Itzhak Ben-Arieh

I T Z H A K B E N-A R I E H F A N T A S T I C P H O T O G R A P H Y THE ARTIST’S BIOGRAPHY Born in Geneva, Switzerland, 1926 - in Israel since 1948 Photographer for 28... read more I T Z H A K B E N-A R I E H F A N T A S T I C P H O T O G R A P H Y THE ARTIST’S BIOGRAPHY Born in Geneva, Switzerland, 1926 - in Israel since 1948 Photographer for 28 years at the Faculty of Architecture, Technion, Haifa. Ben-Arieh works mainly with the method of photomontage. His photographs are composed of a number of negatives, which were taken at various locations and times, and were assembled by him into final prints in the darkroom. In the artist's pictures there frequently appear female nude motives, which seem to connect themselves with imaginary scenery. The result is the creation of a differently reality which emerges from the unconscious and is related with the world of myths and archetypes. On the other hand, in his portrait pictures, as well as in the nude, the artist aims to express the personality of the models, as well as his own inner truth. EXHIBITIONS 1970 Beith-Sokolov, Tel-Aviv 1974 “Situation”, Israel Museum, Jerusalem – group 1979 “White Gallery”, Tel-Aviv 1982 “M. Valentine Gallery”, Paris 1982 “Shai Danon Gallery”, Tel-Aviv 1983 “Graphica 3 Gallery”, Haifa 1983 “Nikon Gallery”, Zürich 1984 “Zoom Portfolio”, Paris 1985 “Camera Obscura”, Tel-Aviv 1985 “Galerie Claude Perrain”, Paris 1986 “La Femme”, ZOA House, Tel-Aviv – group 1986 “Nikon Gallery”, Zürich - group 1986 “Camera Obscura”, Haifa 1986 “Fotografie Forum Frankfurt”, Germany 1987 “City Museum”, Nahariah 1988 “Moment Gallery”, Hamburg - group 1990 “Burgtheater Galerie”, Ratzeburg, W. Germany– group 1990 “Stara Galeria”. Warsaw - group 1990 “Galeria Biala LDK”. Lublin – group 1991 Karo, New Gallery, Haifa 1992 Grand Prix Photographique, Geneva - group 1993 Western Galilee College Gallery 2000 Technion - Haifa 2001 “Hottentot”Gallery - Haifa 2001 Centre Culturel Francais - Haifa Ben-Arieh also took part in international exhibitions: London, Southampton, Lincoln, Edinburgh, Moers, Jicin, Istanbul, Nicosia. In addition Ben-Arieh participated in five international photographic meetings in Arles (France). * * The National Library in Paris has acquired twelve photographs of the artist’s various exhibitions.

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