I am free to imprison myself - II

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Idan Wizen

I like to create strong and striking images and that for one purpose: I want my images to cause reflection and discussion. I want the spectator to question himself, question his certainties, learns to see things differently. Reflection on two levels: that of the individual and that of society. At the individual level, I want my work to take the spectator into a process of reflection around the constraints it imposes itself on itself, the acceptance of your body, or even learn to look differently to find the beautiful in All forms, sizes and faults. At the societal level, my reflections turn to the choices that we will have to make tomorrow: our customs, our environment, our responsibility vis-à-vis future generations, our relationship to science, to the transformation of homo sapiens into A new species ...
My images come from a fairly wide inspiration, going through many writings, like those of Bernard Werber or Yuval Noah Harari, but also via the images of great photographers like David Lachapelle or Jill Greenberg. Without forgetting, of course, my pop culture, ranging from Marvel to Tolkien through rock and metal music from the 70s and 80s. Combine strong ideas with the relevant aesthetics of an image seems easier than writing a political or philosophical essay. Art allows us to send a more subtle message, a message that will be interpreted differently depending on the viewer. Using in my artistic creation, the subtlety and multi-interpretation of the message, I want to allow spectators to put their ideas, their visions of things and thus to better understand mine. I want to caress the unconscious and become the seed that will germinate over time allowing an evolution of mentalities.
Most artists have very radical opinions on their subject. I tend to believe that most of our daily challenges and problems are not simple and that they involve a complex and subtle solution. I like to take into account the two sides of a coin. Isn't that ironic for a 2D artist? For the moment, it was in photography that I have found the most comfortable way to express myself. But I am starting to think of sculpture and video in order to express more easily the permanent duality that coexists in me: anger and hope.
My anger comes from the contemplation of a world that seems to turn in the opposite direction of the needles of a watch. I very often feel in misunderstanding and angry with many things. I feel angry with the state of the world. I feel blamed by the stupidity, violence and hypocrisy of people. I am constantly amazed by fear vis-à-vis progress and science. And I as sincerely believe that our world is better now than it has ever been. But this anger fades when I contemplate the creativity and intelligence of the human race. It is therefore in the human race that I put my hope and my expectations for tomorrow!
Idan Wizen

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