Archival Inkjet Print. 19 ½ x 23 ½ inches
Edition of 10
About the Work
This special limited edition benefits LAXArt (where Raff had an exhibition in July 2014) and Artis. Raff creates spare photographs, installations, and video works, which suggest intimacy and the private self. The starkness of Raff’s imagery links aesthetically links her work with the minimalist genre, but her references to common everyday life and objects also suggest a pop sensibility. In the late 1990s, Raff created two separate but related groups of works. The first– the freezers, a series of nine 40 x 50″ “in your face” interiors of her antiquated freezer, evoke the Northern Romantic tradition of Caspar David Friedrich’s dramatic icy landscapes. The second project–a series of video images depict water in states of movement- in a steam room, Jacuzzi and swimming pool filter- the organic movement of the precipitation evoking associations with body functions. Her project “Insatiable” with the subject of bakeries as metaphor for life and death cycles has been shown in Israel, New York and Rochester and is accompanied by an artists’ book. Raff’s work has been exhibited widely in Europe, Israel and the United States.
Orit Raff attended Bezalel Academy for Arts and Design in Jerusalem, graduated cum laude from the School of Visual Arts in New York, and participated in the Independent Study Program of the Whitney Museum of American Art from 1998-1999. In 2003, she completed an MFA at Bard College.
For more information visit: http://oritraff.com/