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Or Harpaz / Fresh Paint 5 / Artists' Greenhouse

Under the Hammer

“In both works Harpaz photographs Kiryat Arba, Hebron and the Tomb of the Patriarchs. The artist has chosen to cover some of the details by ‘pasting’ eye-catching and brightly conspicuous yellow circles onto the black and white photograph. Thus the original, seemingly documentary photograph loses its first reading, bringing out a new personal, political and social interpretation by the artist. The artist maintains a simultaneous dialogue with the reality he ‘has seen’ and with the new reality he has created. While referencing such international contemporary artists as John Baldessari, Harpaz retains in these works a local Israeli content that provides them with a fascinating personal angle.”

Or Harpaz