Arie Chen (Arik), Artist Photographer
I am engaged in art and in photography, in particular, for more than 20 years.
I studied photography during the years. I graduated from NYI (New York Institute of Photography) and took photography courses in the College of Geographic Photography in Israel.
Last year I won award winning for my photography and few of my pictures were published in the National Geographic magazine (the Israeli issue).
On February this year I presented an exhibition in Tel Aviv, called "Facing India", which shows the fascinating people of India and their culture.
I travel a lot around the world and my journeys are the major source of my photography.
The main two subjects I photograph in my travels are: Nature, especially, unspoiled nature (like Iceland etc.) and people in their natural environment and culture (India, Morocco, China, Japan, etc.).
I also love abstract, especially, abstract in nature. Abstract themes are popular subjects in my photography as well as in my paintings.
As Elliot Erwitt said:“Photography is an art of observation” and “…it is all about the way you see things!”My photography is based on profound observation and on making the picture utilizing an interesting composition and a unique point of view.
New York Institute of Photography, NYC
The School of Geographic Photography, Israel
2008 Established Studio Artistico for Art and Creative Photography
2008 Art Photography Teaching and establishing of school of Photography
2009 Established and Guided Children Photography workshops
7/2005 Horas Richter Gallery, Tel
Aviv Jaffa, “The color of China” (solo)
8/2008 Studio Artistico, Tel Aviv, “Abstract in Nature” (solo)
6/2009 Horas Richter Gallery, Tel Aviv Jaffa, “The Tel Aviv sea line”
7/2009 Alternativ Galerie, Paris, “Fire,water,earth & wind”
9/2009 Artists’ Haven Gallery, F.L., Florida, Int’l Photography Exhibition.
12/2009 Jaffa Museum, Tel Aviv, “Expose to Light”, Photography Exhibition.
9/2009 1st Place in Abstract Category, Int’l Juried Photography Competition, Florida, USA.
2007 The Dune - Photo documentary of the evolutions of a disappearing dune
2008 Expressions - Photo documentary of people expression
2009 silhouettes - Series of backlight silhouette photography