ILAN WEISS's photographs are impenetrable. Mainly because temporal and geographical references are scarce and there is little room for empathy. An effort aimed at letting the image reveal itself as a multi semantic mysterious delusion. Or better said: A visual Metaphor.
The visual metaphors that ILAN WEISS’s makes out of his visual experience, it's what he calls "Garden of Eden". A parallel world that looks like a lost paradise. A place where all beauty and monstrosity of our world finds a form in a ideal aesthetic shape.
ILAN WEISS’s Aesthetics are influenced by the christian popular iconography of his Youth in Mexico, together with his fascination for european classical painting and the surrealist influence of his mentor Karel Fonteyne.
ILAN WEISS was born in Mexico city in 1982. He moved to Brussels in 2006 where he started his career as a visual artist.
To follow ILAN WEISS'S work process visit I.W. creative studio.
Bellow: Presenting the Landscape work project at Brussels 18Photofestival - 18 Nov 2016 to 18 Jan 2017. 18 place du Chatelain, Brussels. www.h18.be
Right :"Fall", 4 m. Nine color pigment pigment prints in fine art paper. 2016
Left: "Snow", 100 x 70 cm. Color pigment print on fine art paper. 2013