Artist Spotlight: Adi Nes

Adi Nes's staged, themed images are like the grand salon paintings of the 19th century; they appeal to all the senses and inspire contemplation.

BY Christopher Harrity

June 07 2014 3:00 AM ET

From the Boys series

Boys
This series comprised of 10 photographs, which was created during 2000, focuses on the image of boys while being based on Greek mythology. Nes staged each shot anew with landscapes from his childhood in the development town of Kiryat Gat. In the body of this work Nes looks at how identity and intimate masculine relationships are woven together across the Israeli society. The color prints focus on an age group rarely dealt with in Israeli art: adolescents struggling with their identity. The works reverberate with Nes’s own childhood memories where he grew up and where his identity as a man and as an artist crystallized.

From the Boys series

From the Boys series

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