benyamin reich

Benyamin Reich studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, he was raised within a Jewish ultra-orthodox family and attended religious schools and yeshivas until he left home at an early age to find his way in the secular world.

The prophet Isaiah described the Third Temple as a source of divine inspiration and truth for all humanity. Reich’s exhibition at RISE Berlin entitled ‘The Third Temple’ is autobiographical, it expresses a desire to unify the spiritual and secular elements of his life.

In the installation the viewer is given a unique and privileged view into Reich’s extraordinary world, a world that contrasts the sensuous flesh and physical beauty of the secular world with the strict formality of orthodox religion, Reich somehow finds spirituality and eroticism in both.