In a dual exhibit at Galerie MooiMan in the Netherlands, "Oh Boy...," young photographer Benyamin Reich is paired with another Berlin artist, Georg Weise, for a fresh perspective on a city that has evolved into an international art hub.
Reich (born in Jerusalem, 1976) studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. He grew up in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish family. He attended religious schools and yeshivas until he left home at a young age to find his way in a world that seemed at odds with his homosexuality.
In his photographic work he shows the tension between art and religion, perception and memory, but also the contrast between sensuality and the strict formality of the Orthodox Jewish religion. Earlier this year his artworks were shown at the exhibition "The Art of Believing," compiled by Maarten Spruyt, working for the Rijksmuseum.