Omar Ga'ash graduated from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, in 2011, where he received a B.A. in visual communication, and became a Graphic designer focusing on branding for companies, startups and culture institutions. Shapes have always been a major part of his design language and therefore this is a major inspiration for him when directing the models and set up the frame.
He strongly feels that his work is beyond the glorification of the human body; it is a quest to compliment both the place and the body as a symbiotic system which is shown through this untitled series of photographic works. Like every Israeli kid, he enrolled to the army and served for three years in the Military Intelligence Directorate for visual and Mapping where he learned all about mapping and aerial photos and other sensors as a Photogrammeter.
Image credit: A series of photographs taken by Omar Ga'ash
ID: a photograph of a person with long dark hair standing nude surrounded by cacti with one arm stretched out.
He studied architecture in high school and extended this study for two more years to a professional diploma, where he believed he would be an architect creating these sculptured like buildings, until today my aesthetic is driven by beautiful places he saw, new and abandoned buildings as one. He is currently living in London after graduating my M.A. in Design Expanded Practice at Goldsmiths University of London (2022), focusing on fine art photography.
This way of viewing our planet gave him a whole new set of tools for the artist he is today and comes through in n his practice - he aspires to explore the human body in a relation to itself, others and its surrounding. Within a set of random thought such as: Repetition, Improvisation, Cut and paste, Form, Exploration, Space, Breaking the rules, Comfortable, Uncomfortable, Unfinished, Collaboration, Technique, Virtuosity, Minimal, Attraction, Predictable, Unpredictable, Continuity, Time, Rhythm, Contact, Empty, History, Scale, Mapping, Uselessness.
More of their work can be found on Instagram: @omergaash & their website