Rafael Fuchs, renowned for his celebrity portraits and pioneering use of color photography continues to explore the photography media and its esthetics of presentation as well as the boundaries of erotic art. Following the subversive notion of “More Is Less”, Rafael is extending the technique he, first, embraced in the late 80’s of mosaic-like darkroom printing, and is using the computer to create dazzling images of multiplicity, as in the work “Pears”(2012). The exhibition highlights recent works ,mostly from the Summer of 2012. The intimate and intense single portraits that were taken at the home-studio of the photographer as well as the grid-like large prints radiate with frantic energy. Encouraged to express themselves , Rafael’s subjects were captured in a moment of being self conscious or self possessed. For instance, the usage of ropes in some of the nude works was a suggestion of the subject. This recent work that has a bite of gritty realism. explores different modes of portraiture, as role-playing, collaboration and documentation. In the work “Prive”, Rafael is embracing what seems to be as a masturbating act of one of the subjects, and multiply it in his later prints, creating a seemingly decorative-like pattern, that reveals itself only from a closer look. The title “Till We Bleed” refers. mostly, to the commitment to explore the boundaries of art and consensus in our contemporary culture. It also a homage to an impossible love. Fuchs Projects is a contemporary art gallery located in Bushwick, Bklyn, NY Our mission is to preserve, produce, create events and exhibit art works of emerging and mid-career artists who are a part of the Bushwick art evolution and are creating challenging, educating and titillating works that are related, especially, to the photography media. Rafael Fuchs is a multiple awards winning photographer, residing in Bklyn, NY, who has been shooting for major publications, and produced 11 books of his personal work.
New archival prints by Rafael Fuchs at the projects room.
On view: October 19th. till November 5th.
Opening reception: Friday, October 19th. 6-9 pm
New archival prints
is Rafael Fuchs new series of archival pigment prints. These vibrant
works present themselves as hybrid expressions of narrative and
abstract, and hence, the title "In Between." Furthermore, the works
embrace the discipline of chance printing methods. The images transcend
the boundaries of figure and nature, manifesting the surreal and
I am pleased to announce the opening of my new space.
Please, visit us at: www.fuchsprojects.com
It is a studio space as well as a contemporary art gallery.
It is located in 56 Bogart St., which is the
primary building for art galleries in Bushwick., Bklyn, NY.
Our mission is to preserve, produce, create events and exhibit art works
of emerging and mid-career artists who are a
part of the Bushwick art evolution and are creating challenging,
educating and titillating works that are related, especially, to the
Hello my friends,
So, I revealed the first (free) episode of my new movie "Bushwick_The Struggle". It's about 5 minutes long.
The whole movie is an hour movie (in 7 chapters) that has a new direction of my personal documentary of my past 7 years in Bushwick.
Bitter or sweet...you'll decide.
I don't even want to start saying what changes have happend in my life...parralel to the changes that I witnessed in Bushwick.
I will release the next episodes...one by one...only to the people who would participate (or are participating) in my book project effort at Indiegogo.com
So, if you like the episode above, please contribute at the book project and you'll be receiving the password for the upcoming episodes !!!:)
Who knows, maybe ur in it already :)
Thanks in advance,
Rafael Fuchs is a photographer and filmmaker. In his personal work he remains independent, unconventional and personal as his self portraits in a war zone while doing his obligatory service as an israeli soldier in the occupied Lebanon in the 80's , or his controversial portraits he took in 9.11.2001 of random people who were watching the twin towers burning during those decisive moments of confusion, just before the towers collapsed.
Some of his subjects were: Burt Reynolds, Emily Watson, Beyonce, Colin Powell, and more.
However, Rafael has been playing the outsider throughout of his career.Rafael gained numerous awards by APA, Communication Arts, PDN, American Photo , Creativity magazine and more.
It was an organic transition for Rafael to open his gallery: “Fuchs Projects” in 2012 in Bushwick, Bklyn, NY, with the mission to create a hub for photography, and preserve, produce, create events and exhibit art works of emerging and mid-career local artists who are a part of the Bushwick art evolution and are creating challenging and educating works that are related especially to the photography media.