Remembrance and amnesia are prevailing themes in Israeli-born, London-based artist Ori Gersht’s (b. 1967) historically-charged landscape and still life photography. His practice of recording and erasure reveals an investigation, on both a physical and temporal level, into the obliteration of memory. The plasticity of the digital photographic medium is explored in Big Bang, which captures the detonation of floral arrangements modelled on still life paintings by Jan van Huysum and Théodore Fantin-Latour at a rate of 1,600 frames per second. Elsewhere, a bullet tears through a pomegranate – these violent moments are rendered beautiful in their frozen abstraction. The instance of traumatic rupture functions as a metaphor for mortality, and the unpredictable nature of conflict and revolution. The 2015 Prix Pictet-nominated artist has exhibited internationally, with his most recent series currently on show at Ben Brown Fine Arts, London. www.benbrownfinearts.com.
Simon Norfolk: Time Taken at Michael Hoppen Gallery
Multi award-winning photographer Simon Norfolk holds his third exhibition with Michael Hoppen Gallery, showing images taken between 2013 and 2014 in the war-torn Bamiyan Valley, Afghanistan.
Visions of a Continent
Impressions Gallery presents work by a generation of visual artists and filmmakers addressing what it means to live in Africa today.