Holes in the memory

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Tel Aviv-based artist Michal Taharlev creates stunning artworks inspired by old family photos without using brushes or writing tools. Armed only with a sharp needle and lots of patience, Taharlev pokes the canvas thousands of times to reveal an image. ‘The use of a needle on a photo and the violent act of damaging and obsessing over memories, yet in a very strict manner, gives a new meaning to the innocence and the unknown future the photos hold’, says the artist.

All images © Michal Taharlev

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