Automonuments | Automonuments #4, 2010 | 30"x45" | Digital C Print
Niv Rozenberg is a Brooklyn based photographer originally from Israel. He holds an MFA in Photography from Parsons, The New School for Design, and is a former recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship. Recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition at Simon/Neuman² Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, and the 2014 BRIC Biennial. Recent commissions include the Frieze Art Fair New York Campaign. His work has been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Tel-Avivian, Greenpointers, among others. Niv uses photography and digital manipulation to explore complexities within the urban environment, emphasizing the tension between form and function to create a new reality.
"My work explores complexities within the urban environment, by focusing on the essential large-scale and unavoidable congestion. In Automonuments I use photography and digital manipulation in order to isolate visual perspectives of high-rise buildings mainly in New York City. This exaggerated view allows me to break the visual and spatial congestion of the city by creating an archetypal form, isolated from function and separated from the city’s total urban structure. Duplicating and stitching one level of a building to another emphasizes the tension between form and function as well as between the individual and the global. This work does not document reality but reconstructs it, creating a view that cannot be seen, an intensification of reality."