TITLE: Ties of perception
I decided to express in this project my view of humans and their desires, the glass walls that we erect in our way when we are prevented from achieving our dreams and ambitions.
Compromising on the mediocre, the norm, the ordinary instead of setting ourselves goals that
we perceive as daydreams, with only a rare chance of fulfillment.
Relinquishing before it is too late, future aims and dreams, whether in the fields of relationships, career or actually any aspect of life, on the simple basis that there are few chances that we will
All this led me to understand the many barriers that we set ourselves, and as such, we are the
only ones, and in truth, the first, to sabotage our potential happiness, giving up before trying in
order to fit into the realistic conventions dictated by mainstream society.
Developing a wide body of work revolving the use of nude art in a matter that often cause the viewer unease discomfort feeling is a result of completely letting go and releasing environmental effects, and allowing myself to enter into a 100% pure mindful work progress in which the commitment to describe and convey the message takes place.
As a woman in an ongoing process to recover from sexual harassment, I found that breaking free from the physical barriers still leaves the need for coping with the emotional barrier. Because of that, I find this project powerful, binding and honoring its statement. like 2 parallel lines the need for self-fulfillment and self-sabotaging are close but will never meet – they cannot exist together and for one of them to take place, the other has to minimize and give up the front seat.
Our past afflictions, experiences, and traumas drive our fear to lead our lives, by enabling this behavior structure, we allow our tragedies to stay in control of our lives.
Whilst carrying out this work, I learned to understand that we only tie ourselves to our comfort areas, but to a great extent, we have also tied ourselves up with ropes and barriers, without which the reality of the loss of control becomes a bottomless pit.
I decided to describe the many situations and emotions deriving from dealing with both physical
and emotional barriers, whether if they are caused by current situations or residues of our past,
using different types of ropes in a series of self-portraits. Using studio lighting and black and
white photography allows me to create a greater emphasis on the situation taking place, and to
turn our attention to the tension and lack thereof between the body and rope, twisting forms
and the tightening and release of the ropes, whether physical and obvious or implied and
suggested in the sub-context of the image itself.
AUTHOR: Nofar Horovitz (Israel)
ART SHOWS, EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS
-upcoming exhibition: Lisbon - " colorida" summer 2017
- upcoming exhibition : " buttenwood art space " Kansas city , summer 2017
-Awarded Honorable mention in the " Fine art photography awards " 2017
- "imagination 2017 "- Israeli art exhibition benefiting the Israeli AIDS task force
- Awarded Honorable mention- fine art category –" international photography awards 2016"
- Awarded Honorable mention – fine art , and nude art categories – " the monochrome awards 2016"
- "LE DAME" art Gallery London - group exhibition 2016/7
- Awarded Honorable mention – "The ND photography awards" -2016
-Awarded Honorable mention in the " Fine art photography awards " 2016
-"Imagination 2016" – Tel- Aviv, Israel
-"shalva"-a special gala donation exhibition benefiting "shalva" non-profit organization , to help disabled kids.
-"NOFAR HOROVITZ-MONOCHROME",2015 , Berlin, Germany
A solo Art exhibition in Berlin, presenting selected work from 4 different black and white projects .
- "Art about" Frankfurt (palm garten),2015 , Germany
A group exhibition of Israeli artists , for closed audience ,and the Israeli consul .
- "ART & ABOUT GALLERY", 2015 , Israel
A yearly multiple artists group exhibition
- Awarded Honorable mention in the 2015 " IPA awards " – fine art-nude category
-"Imagination 2015" – Tel- Aviv, Israel
Israeli art exhibition benefiting the Israeli AIDS task force. All art sales proceeds will be dedicated to the fight against AIDS
-"Bookface 2014" – Yaffo port, Israel
Grand portraits exhibition of the person behind the photograph
-"Conflict 2014 " – Zezeze Gallery Tel-Aviv port, Israel
Theme art show about conflicts in the Israeli society
- Awarded honorable mention in the 2014 " MONOCHROME photography awards " -ART & ABOUT" 2014- Munich ,Germany "
Grand Israeli art exhibition in Munich summer of 2014
ARTiculAction magazine - https://goo.gl/KbQQED
Monovisions magazine- http://monovisions.com/nofar-horovitz-interview-with-nude-photographer/
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