Sunday, March 10, 2013

Natalie Eichengreen

This months cover
featuring electronic-rock band noon:30,
original photo courtesy of the band,
digital augmentation by K.K.W
Amazing art: Natalie Eichengreen.

Without going into too much, I'll simply say that while paying homage to women who fought for and died for change is great, we should look to those who are the product of that struggle.
Untitled 2006 - Israeli Defense Force.
Image courtesy of the artist.
From Haifa, Israel, she joined the Israeli army at the age of 18 and served as a photographer in the Navy, as well as the Israeli Defense Force spokes unit. She also documented the 2nd Lebanon war, operations and press conferences.  


Natalie Eichengreen. Image courtesy of the artist.
Its this part of her life that makes her artwork so interesting. Sexuality, repression, discrimination and moods explored through the human body. One of her major projects, "Woman X", focuses on repression/discrimination that is projected against women in Israel, and abroad from men in extreme ultra orthodox religious sectors.    
Roni - Haifa Paste, 2012.
From the "Woman X" project.
Image courtesy of the artist.
Combining various mediums such as photography, video works, text pieces, sculpture and "street art"- Eichengreen explores self awareness through individuality resulting in stunning projects. Reality, parallel realities, and those that exist only for a few, herself included, puts her work on par with such artists as Diane Arbus and Vanessa Beecroft. 
Untitled - image of man defacing the
Roni - Haifa paste.
Image courtesy of the artist.
There is an intimate touch and feel to her subjects that flows with a delicate, current of sexuality. Within this aspect of her work the viewer is looking from a distance (figuratively & literally)and yet one feels invited, gently urged to bridge the gap between viewer and subject. 
Muffinhead - 2011 from the work "on/off".
Image courtesy of the artist.
Untitled 2011- From the work "film inspired".
Homage to Daisies - Sedmikrasky
by Vera Chytilova, 1966.
Image courtesy of the artist.
Untitled 2010. From the work
"I wish I was".
Image courtesy of the artist
Untitled 2012. Self-portrait.
Image courtesy of the artist.
Natalie Eichengreen's art is powerful in its concepts, depiction, subject's, and meaning. She not only has the photographers eye, but the ability to use it as a vector for social commentary, which often puts the artist in danger and at odds with the world she is born into. 

If you would like to know more, go to:http://natalieichengreen.com/home.html 

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