Emerging artist Sivan Reuven studied in Jersualem at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. A purist of photography, Reuven rejects Photoshop as an editing tool. In her “White” series, she strips objects bare – they become generic, unrecognizable and unattributed. There is no specificity as to time or place. Reuven explains, “They can be everything, but they are nothing: just as the color white is all the colors and yet is colorless.” Her “Augean Stables” series focuses on the technical process of photography.

Here, she deliberately exposes the negatives incorrectly. She attributes this methodology to Greek mythology: “The blind see better.” Vision, in her words, becomes intuitive and internal, as reality is not available to those who cannot see. Reuven asserts that she saw purpose in snapping the particular image, and now the cohesive thread between the works is vision – be it spiritual or literal.


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Untitled (White Series), 2011
Archival inkjet print
80 x 118 x 0.5 cm (31.5 x 46.46 x 0.2 in)
Edition of 5
Courtesy of The Artist
Signed on verso

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Sivan Reuven, Untitled (White Series), 2011, archival inkjet print

Sivan Reuven
Untitled (White Series)
  • Dimensions
    80 x 118 x 0.5 cm (31.5 x 46.46 x 0.2 in)