Ori Gersht


c-print mounted on dibond
47 1/4 x 47 1/4 inches
edition of 8 + 2 AP

In his recent Love Me Love Me Not series, Israeli artist Ori Gersht uses a high definition camera to photograph a drop of blood dispersing in milk. Formally, the work conjures a flower, mandala, pupil, or cosmos. Symbolically, the work takes on a more somber tone, as the two bodily fluids suggest religion, maternal relationships, and mortality. Beautiful and repellant at the same time, the image is nonetheless utterly captivating. Gersht lives and works in London. He has been the subject of solo exhibitions at institutions such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Tate Britain, London; Tel Aviv Museum of Contemporary Art, Jerusalem; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; and The Jewish Museum, New York. Gersht is included in the public collections of the British Council, London; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.;, Imperial War Museum, London; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; The Jewish Museum, New York; Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Museum; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Tate Britain, London; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, among others.