Ramzy Zahoual, born in 1984, is an art director and a self-taught photographer.  His artwork tends to go beyond identity and vernacular issues; he continually questions the universality of the immediate environment, the crossroads of physical and mental borders.

 

 

 

Handpicked Wrecks

Photography

2011 - 2013

This series is a photography etude on invading spaces, and how uncanny harmonies can come from uncommon combinations. It happens often that, at first sight, something insolently ordinary – or even ugly, like a left wreck is never appealing, although if looked at from a larger angle, our vision can change to make it more acceptable, and even pleasant. Wrecks track and sublime fragments of suburban deserted visions, by crossing the boundaries of cities like trough a sharp eye pointing dysfunction of a chaotic society. This work has been the result of long exposures, producing clichés that recall the force of time and its visual power of abstraction. Ramzy Zahoual is an artist who tends to exceed identity and vernacular issues; he continually questions the universality of the immediate environment, the crossroads of physical and mental borders. (R.Z.)