| The absence of people in Ilya Rabinovich´s work
is that strikes the viewer directly.
The subjects in his photographs contain mainly outer-en inner spaces, in which traces
of human action cause a tension in the image and call to mind the associations of a possible
history those spaces may have. Rabinovich puts himself in the role of a registrar.
His intervention in the environment is to determine the exact location and the choice of how
to cut the image. Especially for the outer spaces he prefers outskirts, desolated parking lots
and industrial areas - those parts of a city people only know from stories or movies.
What the viewer sees in the photograph is sober and minimal. At the same time his images
are witnesses of a sharp perception.
Autor: Patty Wagman