Michael Benari was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, and subsequently grew up in New York City. Benari’s professional background is in science and medicine, but from childhood days, he was fascinated by imagery and cameras.
Michael Benari has exhibited domesticaly and internationally.
“Photography is my way of being in the world, it allows me to give personal expression to my living experience, and it connects me with a long and beautiful artistic tradition”.
Forrest Old, Owner, Red Filter Gallery states:
" In his new series “Manhattan Project”, the artist Michael Benari offers his unique interpretation of the New York City urban landscape, captured from 2013 to 2015. Drawing from various artistic traditions including Abstract Expressionism, Surrealism, and Conceptualism, this body of work fuses these approaches into a complicated web of dramatic black and white images. In this collection of photographs, the artist finds new expression using the grid format, combining a set of six images into a singe print. This presentation expands the traditional single image format, and offers a uniquely fresh form of expression."
"Manhattan Project" is available for viewing at http://www.redfiltergallery.com from September 1 through September 30, 2015.
To view the online exhibit: Red Filter Gallery