Roni Aviv

The Good Image

Boy and a Bed, 40.9*27.5 inch, Archival Inkjet Print
Boy and a Bed, 40.9*27.5 inch, Archival Inkjet Print
Lips, 15.3*10.2 inch, Archival Inkjet Print
Lips, 15.3*10.2 inch, Archival Inkjet Print
Mom Fly, 27.5*20.4 inch, Archival Inkjet Print
Mom Fly, 27.5*20.4 inch, Archival Inkjet Print
Bambi Girl (The Good Image), 27.5*20.4 inch, Archival Inkjet Print
Bambi Girl (The Good Image), 27.5*20.4 inch, Archival Inkjet Print
Self in Exploding Copper Print, 18.1*14.5 inch, Archival Inkjet Print
Self in Exploding Copper Print, 18.1*14.5 inch, Archival Inkjet Print
The Imageless Desert, 33*27.5 inch, Archival Inkjet Print
The Imageless Desert, 33*27.5 inch, Archival Inkjet Print
The Cut (May I?), 33.4*22 inch, Archival Inkjet Print
The Cut (May I?), 33.4*22 inch, Archival Inkjet Print
The Still The Eye, 33.4*22 inch, Archival Inkjet Print
The Still The Eye, 33.4*22 inch, Archival Inkjet Print
Installation view
Installation view
Installation view
Installation view
Installation view
Installation view
Installation view
Installation view

In the search for inspiration, I visited a bookstore, where I came upon a photography manual from the 1960's. The book sought to instruct its readers on proper photography and to assert the makings of a great photograph. This encounter stuck with me, resonating as thoughts on the numerous possibilities photography has to offer.

In the work presented are representations of emotional experiences through the act of rewriting and reproducing. Each photograph is built in a multilayered process which takes place over a period of time. The photographic image has no final form, it is in a never ending flux. A broad range of actions have been applied to the portraits; photographed, scanned, printed in both analog and digital, ripped and cut, until finally the portrait is reconstructed into a new form.