‘Prisoners’ with Dan Witz at the Lazarides Gallery


25th Jan – 25th Feb 2013

Effecting the trompe l’oeil technique of painting from Old Masters layered over the contemporary medium of digital photography, Witz’s lifelike depictions appear as if from nowhere on lampposts, doors, walls and windows all around the world. Each image is designed to shock passersby with the unexpected thereby questionning their sense of reality.

Limbs interlace, bodies fall over one another with the diverse emotions expressed at varying stages of the mosh. For those works in Prisoner series, Witz linked with Amnesty International, the biggest international organization for human rights, to portray real-life subjects from their campaign. Each is portrayed in the nude, gagged with bound hands and feet as a symbolic nod to their worldly strife.