Photosynthesis by Ehud Oren

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Photosynthesis by Ehud Oren

Dezeen in Israel: artist and designer Ehud Oren presents furniture disguised as buildings in an exhibition at the Braverman Gallery in Tel Aviv.

Photosynthesis by Ehud Oren

Vinyl photographs of buildings in both Tel Aviv and New York cover the surfaces of the cabinets, concealing the locations of cupboard and drawer openings.

Photosynthesis by Ehud Oren

Images of eroded wall surfaces and street rubbish wrap some of the smaller sets of drawers, while one cabinet is decorated as an apartment block with rotated and jumbled elevations.

Photosynthesis by Ehud Oren

A mirror displayed beneath this piece reveals a photograph of a rooftop swimming pool on its underside.

Photosynthesis by Ehud Oren

Israeli artist and architect Ghiora Aharoni curated the exhibition, which is on show until 22 December.

Photosynthesis by Ehud Oren

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Here's a little more information from the gallery:


Ehud Oren - Photosynthesis
Curated by Ghiora Aharoni
Opens Thursday, November 17th 2011 8pm 17 November - 22 December 2011

Braverman Gallery is pleased to present recent work by Ehud Oren.

Photosynthesis by Ehud Oren

Ehud Oren recontextualizes ordinary images from the exterior world-- fragments of photographs taken on the streets of Tel Aviv and New York--as canvases for functional repositories which conceal the mundane items of domestic life.

Photosynthesis by Ehud Oren

With this transposition of the exterior world to the interior, Ehud shifts our awareness of the routine, the quotidian, the things we take for granted.

Photosynthesis by Ehud Oren

These arrested moments--withering vines, compressed cardboard, dilapidated facades, steel scraps--celebrate the transitory and ephemeral vernacular that surrounds us.

Photosynthesis by Ehud Oren

While what we see is recognizable, the manipulated context and scale heighten our perception of its inherent beauty.

Photosynthesis by Ehud Oren

The gesture blurs the boundaries between art and furniture, elevating the utilitarian to the poetic.

Photosynthesis by Ehud Oren

  • xtiaan

    Beautifully executed sculptural pieces, kinda Gwon Osang meets EVOL.
    the donald judd one made me lol.

    But seriously "true blood" tv ad on the first one? Ive got as many many Cure t-shirts as the next guy (actually more to be honest), but no matter how much i needed storage I couldnt live with that no matter what circle of kitsch/ironic hell its operating in.