London based, Israelian photographer Ori Gersht is exhibiting his work On Reflection at Ben Brown Fine Art Gallery. This exhibition features a series of photographs of mirrored glass reflecting floral still-lifes exploding. On Reflection Gersht explores the power of photography, the transience nature of life, and the relationship between creation and destruction.
Gersht created this series from his fascination of still-life genre painting in its historical significance and coded references and use the explosion of the glass to literally blow up this notion. To create this powerful imagery, Gersht spent months crafting silk flower arrangements,replicating the three Jan Breughel’s still-life paintings from the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. These vases of flowers were then placed in an elaborately constructed studio in front of glass mirrors and then shattered with electrical charges. Gersht captured the explosion with various digital cameras to create these photos.
About the Artist
Ori Gersht graduated in Photography, Film and Video from University of Westminster, London. He works in photography and film and his favourite themes are painting and art history.
He has exhibited widely in museums and galleries since the early 1990s at Tate Britain, London; Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; Tel Aviv Museum of Art;The Jewish Museum, New York, NY. Gersht’s work is included in important private and public collections around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
Ben Brown Fine Arts Gallery
301 Peddar Building, 12 Peddar Street, Central
Tel: (852) 2522 9600