Guy
Aon

biography

Born in Israel, 1986
Lives and works in Tel Aviv
Website Instagram Artsy

Trained as a photographer, a plastic artist, and as an industrial designer, Guy Aon's work in the field of visual arts revolves around my research on the interaction between image and object, with particular emphasis on the human body.
Since Aon's early days as a photographer, Aon became particularly fascinated by the aesthetic possibilities of capturing unusual body positions. Wo(man)-object combinations and blunt nakedness which, once arranged, assembled, even engineered, take the body out of its original context. Aon relates in his practice to photography as a twofold medium: although his works are based on images, they are treated and presented as sculptures.
Aon use different materials to allow the onlookers’ imagination to perceive freestanding images as three-dimensional objects – challenging the way in which we usually relate to photography. Aon longing to revert this process led him to embark on a search for what he denominate “the ultimate photographic material”– a surface, a type of paper, a rare ink that could help him transform images into artifacts.
Aon's current work is therefore the result of a long research process where art, industrial design, and science intersect. On the one hand, he use art and photography as an inspiration to think of the ways in which images can be turned into objects, potentially challenging pre-conceptions in fields such as fashion, the make-up industry, and social media. Pictures can be touched, dressed, used as filters; bodies can be worn. On the other hand, he attempts to test the limits of what we consider possible in photography.

selected works

  • Gum Bamboo Series, 2014, Cutout, 103x50 cm

  • Body Piece I, 2021, fine art print, 150x110 cm

  • Body Piece II, 2021, fine art print, 120x92 cm

  • Awake in My Sleep, 2019, fine art print, 55x55 cm

  • Ive Seen That Face Before II, 2021, fine art print, 90x66 cm

  • My Parents Bedroom Homage to Hideki Fujii, 2018, fine print, 110x77 cm

  • Free Standing Image, 2020, fine art print, 80x110 cm

  • Untitled, 2021, ceramic hydro print, 37x28x28 cm

  • Untitled, 2021, wood with plastic coating hydro print, 38x13x13 cm

  • Two Way Mirror 1, 2020, Fine art photo print, 94x120 cm

  • Animal, 2017, mixed media, 61x96 cm

  • Composing a Portrait no. 1, 2016, mixed media, 70x60 cm 1

  • Composing a Portrait no. 1, 2016, mixed media, 70x60 cm

  • Composing a Portrait no. 2, 2016, mixed media, 57x45 cm

  • Fin Snapir, 2016, mixed media, 67x55 cm1

  • Tilon Mothership, 2016, mixed media, 64x49 cm1

  • Untitled, 2017, mixed media, 20x27 cm

  • Untitled, 2013, lambda print on aluminum, h 152 cm

  • Untitled, 2014, lambda print on aluminum, h 143 cm

  • Bamboo Series 1, 2014, Cutout, 143x65 cm

  • Composing a Portrait, 2017, Photogrhpic Assemblage, 130x86 cm

  • Free Standing Image, 2019, Mix media UV pigment print moisturizing gel wood54x35 cm

  • Free Standing Image, 2019, fine art print, 48x63 cm

  • Free Standing Image, 2019, fine art print, 48x63 cm

  • Gum Bamboo Series, 2014, Cutout, 103x50 cm

  • Holy Cloak, 2019, Mix media sublimation printed on fabric rope bambo fur, 140x183

  • Installation view

  • Installation view

  • Installation view

  • Jewish Wig, 2012, Fine Art Print, 140x140 cm

  • Metal Series, 2014, Cutout, 26x26 cm

  • POST COMPOSITION the earth, 2016, fine art print, 33x24 cm

  • POST COMPOSITION you are, 2016, fine art print, 33x24 cm

  • Two Way Mirror 2, 2020, Fine art photo print, 94x120 cm

  • Two Way Mirror 4, 2020, Fine art photo print, 94x120 cm

  • Two Way Mirror 5, 2020, Fine art photo print, 94x120 cm

  • Two Way Mirror 6, 2020, Fine art photo print, 94x120 cm

  • Untitled, 2016, Fine Art Print, 72x122 cm

  • Zebra eggs, 2014, Lightbox, 54x80 cm

selected exhibitions

24.02.2022 ― 05.03.2022
Main space

POP-UP Exhibition

group exhibition

17.07.2020 ― 29.08.2020
Main space

Ground Control

group exhibition

04.08.2017 ― 02.09.2017
Main space

Summer 2017

group exhibition

04.09.2014 ― 25.10.2014
Main space

Power Of Attraction

group exhibition

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Education
2019: Masters in Design at the Bezalel Art and Design Academy
2014: BFA in Photography from Bezalel Art and Design Academy in Jerusalem

Lecture performances
2020: Design Museum Holon “State of Extremes,” “Wearing Photography.”
2020: Edmond de Rotschild foundation “Costume party,” “Image: Prêt-à-Porter.”
2020: Bezalel’s Photography Department, Annual Conference on the Topic of Identity.
2019: The Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem Art Conference, “Wearing Photography.”

Awards
2015: Aharon Dovrat Excellence Award for Originality, Creativity, and Innovation
2014: Robert Schmilowitz Bromide Photography Award

Solo Exhibitions
2021: Body Piece, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2021: The Magicians Club, Deagin week, Hansen House, Jerusalem
2019: Anesthetic, Bezalel Photography, Gallery Jerusalem
2018: Still Early For Sunset, Idris Gallery, Tel Aviv
2017: Composing a Portrait, Rosenfeld, Gallery Tel Aviv
2016: Mothership/Tilon, Gabirol Gallery, Tel Aviv
2015: Two-way Mirror, Gabirol Gallery, Tel Aviv

Group Exhibitions
2022: UNMASKED, the Laurie M. Tisch Gallery, New York
2022: Nega, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem
2021: Project Roots, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2020: Eye contact, Weizmann Institute of Science
2020: The body in art, the art as body, Raphael Hospital Gallery, Tel Aviv
2020: Ground Control, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2020: Costume party, Edmond de Rotschild foundation
2019: Point Cloud, Hadassah Academic College, Jerusalem
2018: Mixed Chromosome, MOM ART SPACE, Hamburg
2017: Poland—Israel, MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow
2017: Summer 2017, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2015: Power of Attraction, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2014: Graduates of the Advanced Schools for Photography, Museum of Photography at Tel Chai
2013: BFA Program Graduation Exhibition, Slade School of Fine Art, London

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