Harry Aizenberg is investigating visual responses to trauma, panic, emotional and physical pain and the traces of memory that these events leave.
As a child of Holocaust survivors his particular interest is in state sanctioned genocide and in particular the Holocaust. Holocaust art using pastiche, shock, irony and satire have tested the limits of how to appropriately and respectfully respond to the universal slaughter of innocents
Memory for second generation families of Holocaust survivors is a severed connection replaced with whispers and nuances. The media used creates a visual language and elicits emotional complexity. Texture, tone and colour are used on a large scale to confront the viewer.