Dodi Reifenberg creates portraits of his subjects using a palette of cuttings from recycled plastic shopping bags and scotch tape to create a collage that layers abstract colour and light patterns over photo realism. Subjects select a favourite domestic photograph which is used as the fundamental image. Eye, skin, clothing and decorative references from the photo (and an interview with the subject) are then used to build the colour palette. The final plastic mosaic is detached from the underlying image to reveal transparent and opaque sections in an undulating textural work that drifts from a wooden mounting.
Dodi Reifenberg’s artistic work explores issues of social and environmental significance, by recycling the same plastic bags we hold in our hands every day. Works include two dimensional and three dimensional objects, "land works", and installations in public spaces. In 2007, Reifenberg installed an acclaimed site specific sculpture for the “Art Goes Heilgendamm Project” at the G8 Summit in Roestock Germany and solo shows at
Mack B Projects in Sarasota USA, and Hohenthal & Bergen in Berlin, Germany.
For more information see www.dodireifenberg.com