Ofir Dor

August 2020

Ofir Dor is an Israeli painter residing in Berlin. Since 2004 has been showing large-scale paintings in a lush expressiveness, depicting men and women in situations derived from a subliminal zone of dream, the occult and sexual fantasy.

On view are some themes I’ve developed in my work of the past years. This body of work represents, for me, the culmination of an ongoing process around erotic themes and group scenarios in painting. It deals with nudity, the axes of gaze, the interplay of characters and the force fields of push-and-pull between them, often approached in connection with noted art-historical precedents, literature, erotic photography and the widespread scopic practices of the digital age.

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