The Moon is a Mirror

Oren Eliav

January 6 - March 3, 2022

Braverman Gallery is pleased to announce Oren Eliav’s solo exhibition The Moon is a Mirror at the gallery. Eliav, who was born in Israel in 1975, currently lives and works in Tel Aviv (Israel).

Throughout his work, Eliav exposes the complex relationship between what we see and what we know. His careful painting installations present themselves as a mirage-like territory where visual perception is constantly questioned, or in his words: “In a way, looking at painting is a chance for looking at looking.”

In his new exhibition, “The Moon is a Mirror ”, Oren Eliav turns to “Generative Adversarial Networks” (or GAN’s), a method of image synthesis in artificial intelligence, which enables the making of new images with a realistic character, although devoid of any human knowledge of the world. Painting after these images, Eliav creates a strange and poetic encounter between machine vision and human imagination.
״The Moon is A Mirror״, is also the name of a poem written by the artist. It includes the painting’s titles, thus suggesting a path for orientation in space or a chain of events. The paintings are arranged on the four gallery walls as verses of the poem, as nodes in a neural network or as an equation composed of birds and branches, of stars, mirrors and the moon.

Oren Eliav (born 1975) studied Political Science and Multidisciplinary Arts Program at Tel Aviv University (2000), holds a BFA Cum Laude (2004) and MFA (2009) from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem. He is a lecturer in the Department of Multidisciplinary Arts in Shenkar, the Arts department in Beit Berl College of Arts and at the SMKB’s Master of Arts program.

His works have been exhibited in museums in Israel and around the world, including: Bat Yam Museum (2008), Liverpool Biennale (2010), Leipzig International Art Program (2014), Giorgio Cini Foundation (Venice, 2015), Pratt Institute, New York (2016) ), Haifa Museum of Art (2015) Petah Tikva Museum of Art (2016), Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2011), Israel Museum, Jerusalem (2018), Phillips Collection, Washington (2020) and more.

Opening Reception:Thursday, January 6, 2022
Time: 7:30-10:00 pm

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"The Moon is a Mirror" 2022, Oil on canvas, 70x70 cm

"Star I", 2022, oil on canvas, 30x30 cm

"Everything is a Clock", 2022, Oil on canvas, 90x90 cm

"Moon", 2022, Oil on canvas, 30x30 cm

"Bird I", 2022, Oil on canvas, 30x30 cm

"The Moon is a Mirror II", 2022, Oil on canvas, 100x100 cm

"Gate I", 2022, Oil on canvas, 60x60 cm

"A Hundred Years from Now", 2022, Oil on canvas, 60x60 cm

"Echolocation I", 2022, Oil on canvas, 90x90 cm

"Star II", 2022, Oil on canvas, 30x30 cm

"Echolocation II", 2022, Oil on canvas, 100x100 cm

"Star III", 2022, Oil on canvas, 30x30 cm

"Echolocation III", 2022, Oil on canvas, 90x90 cm

"Sun", 2022, Oil on canvas, 30x30 cm

"Echolocation IV", 2022, Oil on canvas 60x60 cm

"Mirror III", 2022, Oil on canvas, 30x30 cm

"Gate II", 2022, Oil on canvas, 70x70 cm

"Star V", Oil on canvas, 30x30 cm

"Bird II", 2022, Oil on canvas, 30x30 cm

"Mirror V", 2022, Oil on canvas, 60x60 cm

"Synapse", 2022, Oil on canvas, 40x40 cm

"Gate III", 2022, Oil on canvas, 70x70 cm

"Bird III", 2022, Oil on canvas, 30x30 cm

"Gate IV", 2022, Oil on canvas, 70x70 cm

"Echolocation V", 2022, Oil on canvas, 180x240 cm

"Zero", 2022, Oil on canvas, 200x200 cm

"Map", Oil on wood panel 28.5x24x3 cm (floor piece)

"Moon II", 2022, Oil on canvas, 30x30 cm

"Star IV", Oil on canvas, 30x30 cm

"Bird IV", Oil on canvas, 30x30 cm

"Mirror VII", Oil on canvas, 30x30 cm

"Mirror IV", 2022, Oil on canvas, 30x30 cm

"Mirror VI", Oil on canvas, 30x30 cm

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