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Ofri Cnaani

Born in: 1975

Israel

Biography
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Ofri Cnaani is an artist and educator working in time-based media, and large-scale installations. Today she lives in New York, where she teaches at the SVA School of Visual Arts. The artist's works are characterized by a constant investigation into the relationship between space and the body, the dominant and the dominated. Power dynamics are explored through in a range of social situations and architectural elements, compelling people towards a state of psychological tension. Such an ambiguous condition is perceptible through the video-works Both members of this club (2002) and Quartet (2005).

Both show social and psychological constructions through the use of individual and group movement in space, presenting situations that are at once playful and expressive of diffused or contained violence. Influenced by dreams, mental images and free visual associations, Cnaani's black ink drawings offer raw representations of the obscure and grotesque. Caught in the space between dark humor and desperation, the works are fragile and bittersweet, stripped to the bare minimum graphically, and dominated by strange, dark and somehow impertinent thoughts. Most recently, the artist's large scale architectural video installations expose the performative potential of cities and focus on the idea of 'knowing' space physically and visually. The installations use architectural elements and video projections to create unfamiliar experiences within familiar physical spaces and challenge the conventions of spatial consciousness.

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Ofri Cnaani, Untitled, Drawing

Ofri Cnaani

Untitled, 2003
22 x 17.7 inch
Drawing

$3,021

Ofri Cnaani, Oriental landscapes/Visit Palestine IV, Painting

Ofri Cnaani

Oriental landscapes/Visit Palestine IV, 2008
18 x 24 inch
Painting

$5,810

Ofri Cnaani, Under arrest I, Print

Ofri Cnaani

Under arrest I, 2004
14 x 17 inch
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$3,021

Ofri Cnaani, I think we should go, Drawing

Ofri Cnaani

I think we should go, 2005
17.7 x 23.6 inch
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Ofri Cnaani, The guard II, Drawing

Ofri Cnaani

The guard II, 2004
17 x 14 inch
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Ofri Cnaani, Oriental landscape/Land for youth II, Drawing

Ofri Cnaani

Oriental landscape/Land for youth II, 2008
18 x 24 inch
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$5,810

Ofri Cnaani, Oriental landscapes/Come to Palestine, Drawing

Ofri Cnaani

Oriental landscapes/Come to Palestine, 2008
18 x 24 inch
Drawing

$5,810

Ofri Cnaani, Killing time, Drawing

Ofri Cnaani

Killing time, 2005
17.7 x 23.6 inch
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Ofri Cnaani, Ego search, Drawing

Ofri Cnaani

Ego search, 2005
17.7 x 23.6 inch
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Ofri Cnaani, Waiting room, Drawing

Ofri Cnaani

Waiting room, 2005
17.7 x 23.6 inch
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Ofri Cnaani, The decision makers, Drawing

Ofri Cnaani

The decision makers, 2005
17.7 x 23.6 inch
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Ofri Cnaani, The audition, Drawing

Ofri Cnaani

The audition, 2005
17.7 x 23.6 inch
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Ofri Cnaani, Days turning black, Drawing

Ofri Cnaani

Days turning black, 2005
24 x 36.2 inch
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$8,134

Our recommendations Ofri Cnaani, Two cubs, Drawing

Ofri Cnaani

Two cubs, 2005
16.9 x 13.8 inch
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Ofri Cnaani, Ottodixism, Drawing

Ofri Cnaani

Ottodixism, 2005
16.9 x 13.8 inch
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Ofri Cnaani, Two guns, Drawing

Ofri Cnaani

Two guns, 2004
16.9 x 13.9 inch
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Ofri Cnaani, Under arrest IV, Drawing

Ofri Cnaani

Under arrest IV, 2004
14 x 17 inch
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Ofri Cnaani, Salute, Drawing

Ofri Cnaani

Salute, 2004
17 x 14 inch
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Ofri Cnaani, Untitled (Arrestment policy) IV, Drawing

Ofri Cnaani

Untitled (Arrestment policy) IV, 2004
12.4 x 9 inch
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Ofri Cnaani, Untitled (Arrestment Policy) I, Drawing

Ofri Cnaani

Untitled (Arrestment Policy) I, 2004
12.4 x 9 inch
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$3,021

Ofri Cnaani, Camouflage IV, Drawing

Ofri Cnaani

Camouflage IV, 2004
24.1 x 16.5 inch
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$3,021

Ofri Cnaani, Arrestment I, Drawing

Ofri Cnaani

Arrestment I, 2004
19.9 x 12.6 inch
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Ofri Cnaani, Three guns with flowers, Drawing

Ofri Cnaani

Three guns with flowers, 2004
13.9 x 16.9 inch
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Ofri Cnaani, Untitled, Drawing

Ofri Cnaani

Untitled, 2004
16.9 x 13.9 inch
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$3,021

Ofri Cnaani, Military dancer, Drawing

Ofri Cnaani

Military dancer, 2004
16.9 x 13.9 inch
Drawing

$3,021

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