I have been a sculptor all of my life. The more I do, the more difficult I find it to explain what sculpture is.
For me, sculpture is the combination of all medias. This is right, and, on the other hand, wrong. The whole of sculpture is greater than its parts. Sculpture is the full reflection of our lives.
I have been creating figurative sculpture for over 35 years, and I could have done it all of my life. The plasticity of a human’s body is boundless. However, in recent years my interests have expanded to the relationship between the figure and the nature surrounding it.
I do not trust in apocalypses’ forecasts. The human being is a part of nature, and what is created by hands by a person should co-exist in harmony with nature. I believe in the possibility of the human’s sensible and harmonious integration with nature.
In my latest works the dominant materials are steel and bronze. Stainless steel, for me, represents a human aspect, and bronze personifies nature. The cold, shiny stainless steel dictates a certain approach. It calls for something geometrically strict with a rigid silhouette and sharp sides.
Bronze is a “warmer” organic material. Bronze alloys have been found in result of volcanic activity thousand years ago.
The coexistence of these materials personifies mutual relations of the person and of nature. And I hope, my works exemplifies it.
The scale of my work ranges widely. I believe each piece can be monumental regardless of size.
HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
1991 Admitted into the Sculptors Society of Israel.
2002 Winner of the competition for creation of a decorative sculpture the city of Natania in Israel.
2003 Installed outdoor decorative sculpture in central square cit of Natania, Israel.
2004 Winner of the Art Global Competition of the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery in New York City.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
1996 Cultural center in Ramat Ha-Sharon, Israel.
1998 C.A.S.E. Museum of Contemporary Russian Art, Jersey City, NJ.
1999 Art Gallery “Safrai”, Jerusalem, Israel.
2000 DBA Muzza Art Collections, Los Angeles, California, CA.
2000 Art Gallery “Nama”, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2001 DBA Muzza Art Collections, Fort Collins, Colorado, CO.
2001-09 Gallery “Graal” Agen, France.
2003-08 Michael Lombardo Gallery, New York, NY.
2004 Gratz College, Melrose Park, Philadelphia, PA.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
1978 “Autumn exhibition”, Kishinev, Moldova.
1979 Republican Exhibition “Sport for Art”, Kishinev, Moldova.
1982 “Autumn Exhibition”, Kishinev, Moldova.
1983 Republican State Sculpture Exhibition, Kishinev, Moldova.
1987 Republican State Exhibition “Young people”, Kishinev, Moldova.
1987 Exhibition “Sculpture for Landscape”, Kishinev, Moldova.
1988 Republican Sculpture Exhibition, Kishinev, Moldova.
1988 “Young Artists Exhibition”, Moscow, USSR.
1990 “Autumn Exhibition” group of Sanur, Art Village Sanur, Israel.
1991 “Exhibition group of Sanur”, Tel Aviv, Israel.
1992 “Exhibition group of Sanur”, Haifa, Israel.
1992 “Sculptures Round” in President’s Forest, Jerusalem, Israel.
1993 “Exhibition group of Sanur”, Tel Aviv, Israel.
1994 “Exhibition group of Sanur”, Jerusalem, Israel.
1995 “Exhibition Art group of Sanur”, Paris, France.
1995 “Olim” Artists Exhibition, Jerusalem, Israel.
1996 “Spring Exhibition group Sanur”, Art Village Sanur, Israel.
1996 ArtExspo, New York, NY.
1997 Exhibition Group of Sanur, Tel Aviv, Israel.
1998 Exhibition “Young Russia” C.A.S.E. Museum, Jersey City, NJ.
1999 Exhibition Group of Sanur, Haifa, Israel.
1999 Exhibition group of Sanur, Jerusalem, Israel.
1999 Exhibition group of Sanur, Kiryat-Motzkin, Israel.
2000 The Gallery on the Cliff, Natania, Israel.
2001 “Cultural Center”, Natania, Israel.
2002 “Cultural Center”, Art G 7+1, Natania, Israel.
2004 Associate member Exhibition of Audubon Artists inc. Oak Ridge, One forest park, NY.
2005 Rockaway Artists Alliance, Inc. Rockaway Beach, Queens, NY.
2005 National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA.
2006 Payne Gallery, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA.
2008 Kouros Gallery, Accrochage-Summer 2008, New York, NY.
In 2003-2005 assisted in creating and establishing memorial monument (Trinity Root) of the World Trade Center attacks in New York City on September 11, 2001.