Praz-Delavallade presents “FOCUS”, a new series of artist portraits to give insight into their artistic practices. Adi Nes plans and constructs each one of his images like a film director with shrewd and meticulous stage-work, based on direct references to well-known works from art history. This staging involves an iconographic and theoretical re-interpretation of original subjects, which are transposed into a contemporary setting and environment. The goal is to reflect the moment which encapsulates the whole action. The images seem to waver between pose and action. What is distinctive about Adi Nes is the intelligence he applies in juxtaposing the intensity of the film image with classical compositions drawn from the history of painting, to photographs which reveal us a critical eye on his time. “The creative process is one full of wonder which evolves in the deepest and most intimate parts of the artist’s soul. The spark which ignites a creative moment sometimes occurs in a flash of inspiration, while at other times is the product of hard, Sisyphean work. My style of work is akin to film making....
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