Hinders - Fine Art by Idan Wizen

Are we really free or is this an illusion?

In about twenty artworks, Idan Wizen talks about free will, individual decision and the ability that each one has to break his chains.

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Are we really free or is this an illusion?

In today’s society, we often find ourselves chained by different problems such as social networks, over-consumption, work, unhealthy relationships. Emancipation and self-fulfillment are therefore key elements needed in the pursuit of happiness. To achieve this, however, we must face many obstacles, challenges, and hinders. The objective of the new ongoing Hinders collection is to show how much humanity is blinded by everyday issues not realizing those chains around.


With these photographs, the artist wants not only to analyze our society, but also to give a solution. The intention is to approach this question by taking the side of the liberation of oneself by resolving one’s inner fears through a work of reflection and introspection. In his works, Idan Wizen tries to describe, in a subtle and dreamlike way, an ode to free will, individual decision, and the ability of each person to break his chains.

Individual Freedom in Today's Society

Interview with Idan Wizen

Prints details

Edition

Hinders prints are made in an edition of 15 all sizes included. For each size, we have a limited amount of prints.

  • The smallest size, 40 x 60 cm (15.75 x 23.62 in), is an edition of 6
  • The medium size, 60 x 90 cm (23.62 x 35.4 in), is an edition of 5
  • The large size, 80 x 120 cm (31.5 x 47.3 in), is an edition of 3
  • The extra-large size, 100 x 150 cm (39.3 x 59 in), is unique in its size.

Paper

Idan Wizen chooses the Hahnemühle Bamboo fine art Paper to create an amazing render for this collection

290 GSM · 90% bamboo fibres · 10% cotton · natural white

Hahnemühle Bamboo is the world’s first FineArt inkjet paper made from 90% bamboo fibres, for a natural look and environmentally friendly paper production. The natural white, warm-toned bamboo paper does not contain optical brighteners, and stands out thanks to its soft, lightly textured felt structure and sensual feel. Bamboo is acid- and lignin-free and meets the most precise requirements in terms of age resistance. The unique combination of sustainable bamboo fibres, soft surface texture and impressive print quality gives the artwork outstanding expression and soul.

Framing

Different framings can be set online for each print.

Aluminium frame and passe-partout – The most traditional choice
Mounted on Dibond – Simple, clean and elegant
Mounted in a shadow box – The most popular in art galleries

We can also make custom frames from modern and ancient frames

Please contact us if you want to know more about it.

Hinders : a collection awarded

The serie Hinders was awarded Honorable Mention in 2021 by
INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS

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The serie Hinders was awarded Honorable Mention in 2021 by
Tokyo International Foto Awards

Tokyo International Foto Awards

The artwork “Emballons-nous from serie Hinders was awarded  as Finalist in 2021 by
PhotoShootAwards in Duet Category

category finalist

Exhibitions

Upcoming

04 to 27 February 2022 at La Chouette, art gallery – Strasbourg, France

Past

23 & 24 October 2021 at Carrousel du Louvre – Paris, France

Further

Due to the COVID – crisis, we unfortunately made less exhibitions than we expected.

Gallery owner? Curator? Interested in making an exhibition on Hinders?

About Idan Wizen

Idan Wizen is a Franco-Israeli artist and photographer, and founder of the “Who’s that nude in the living room?” project. His photographs have been exhibited in Paris, New York, Miami, Osaka…

In 2013, he won the prize for the best male nude photo at International PhotoShootAwards. Thereafter, the photographs of the project have received more than 40 awards.


Idan was born on October 26, 1984, in Tel Aviv. In 2002, he joined the Paris II Panthéon-Assas University to start studying economics and management. But soon, the artist realized that his favorite fields were art, photography, and advertising.

He then joined Sup de Pub, from which he graduated with a Master’s degree in the artistic direction in 2007. In 2008, he also got his Masters at “University of the arts of London”.

Back in Paris, after a brief experience as a marketing manager in cosmetics, Idan Wizen founded a communication agency, Studio Idan, working on print, on the web, and photography.


In parallel to this activity, Idan began to photograph, and that’s how on April 18, 2009, was founded the project “Who’s that nude in the living room?”. His light management, the unique rendering of the photos, the ability to make anyone beautiful, and the confidence of the models he manages to win very quickly, meaning that more and more people are coming to pose for the project, that counts more than 2400 participants till the present day.

In addition to the “Who’s that nude in the living room?” project, which he continues to develop, Idan Wizen devotes himself to advertising and fashion photography and other art projects, like Hinders, Into The Box, The World We Left Them, etc.

Few images from Idan

A word from the artist

I’m creating strong and striking images for one purpose: I want my images to provoke thought and discussion. I want the viewer to question himself, question his certainties, learn to see things differently. Pondering on two levels: the individual and societal. On the individual level, I want my work to take the viewer on a journey to think about the constraints his mind self-imposes, of acceptance of his body, or to help find beauty in all shapes, sizes, and flaws. At the societal level, my reflections turn to the choices we will have to make tomorrow: our morals, our environment, our responsibility towards future generations, our relationship to science, to the transformation of homo sapiens into a new species…

These images come from a wide inspiration, mainly from writings, such as those of Bernard Werber or Yuval Noah Harari, but also great photographers like David Lachapelle or Jill Greenberg. Not to mention, of course, my pop culture, ranging from Marvel to Tolkien through the Rock and Metal music of the 70s and 80s.


Combining strong ideas with the relevant aesthetic of an image seems to me easier than writing a political or philosophical piece. Art allows us to send a more subtle message, a message that will be interpreted differently depending on the viewer. By using in my art, the subtlety and multi-interpretation of the message, I want to put the viewers’ ideas into perspective and their vision of things and thus, to understand mine. I want to caress the unconscious and thus become the seed that will germinate over time allowing the evolution of ideas.

Most artists have very radical opinions on their topic. I tend to believe that most of our daily challenges and problems are complicated involving a complex and subtle solution. I’d like to think about the faces of the coin. Isn’t it funny for a 2D artist? For now, it’s in photography that I found the most comfortable way to express myself. But I’m starting to think about sculpture and video in order to express more easily the permanent, rage and hope, cohabitating inside me.


“My rage is coming from the contemplation of a world that seems to be spinning counterclockwise!”


My rage is coming from the contemplation of a world that seems to be spinning counterclockwise! I always feel repulsed and angered at many things. I feel anger towards the state of the world. I feel beaten down at people’s stupidity, violence, and hypocrisy. I feel thunderstruck at the fear of progress and science. And I also truly believe that our world is better now than it has ever been. I’m amazed by some beautiful minds, by the creativity and intelligence of humankind. So it’s in humankind that I put my hope and my expectations for tomorrow!

Hinders - Fine Art by Idan Wizen