The National Library in Paris purchased 12 Artworks of the artist
I T Z H A K B E N – A R I E H
THE ARTIST’S BIOGRAPHY
Born in Geneva, Switzerland, 1926 - in Israel since 1948
Photographer for 28 years at the Faculty of Architecture, Technion, Haifa.
The Artist works mainly with the method of photomontage. His photographs are composed of a number of negatives, which were taken at various locations and times, and were assembled by him into final black & white prints in the darkroom. Each such artwork was printed for only 10 original numerated copies
Only in the last years did he pass over to creating his digital images (also in color) through photoshop.
In the artist's pictures there frequently appear female nude motives, which seem to connect themselves with imaginary scenery. The result is the creation of a differently reality which emerges from the unconscious and is related with the world of myths and archetypes.