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This work was created in combination with the questioning of the photographic image and its reference to reality. Azzouni works directly with photographic chemicals on canvas and/or paper, thus creating a direct transition from photography to painting. The reference to animals came about because of racist remarks based on his ethnicity, but also the emotional state of being treated like an animal. In the foreground are the donkey & the dog, where those animals were most in the language or emotional state. Through the black and white emulsion he wants to clearly point out the reality, which however cannot be visually reproduced. Thus he decided to use this reference to reality nevertheless by means of the emulsion and light effects for himself. Often the pictures arise out of the head and at the beginning of the moment. The photographic approach does not allow him to create the pictures over weeks, they have to be finished in the moment.  By means of sketches and various experiments, he approaches the pictures and thus creates his own world, where the animals are the main protagonists and reflect on each other's identity.

“Du..Du.. ... Tier”, Solo Exhibition at Raumschiff Linz

“Donkey & Dog questionning themselves what animal they truly are”
Exhbition Foto Wien 2022 at Semperdepot, Lehàrgasse 6, 1060 Wien Foto: Dominik Buda

<“Camel & Dog sharing a bath”, PE Fotopapier, 100 x 180 cm

>“Monkey thinking about if they are a monkey”, PE Fotopapier, 100 x 160 cm 

“The 3 Protagonists”, Schwarzweiss Fotoemulsion auf Leinwand 100% Baumwolle, 40 x 30 cm gespannt auf Keilrahmen

“Du Kreatur”, 24x30cm on Kodak colored lightpaper & RA-4 Process

Untitled, lichtsensibles PE-Papier, Entwickler, Fixierer, verschiedene Größen