Avi Sperber created a new prophetic apocalyptic environment, a world full of new and unknown creatures, wild situations, structural mutations and impossible imaginations. The exhibition’s landscape is comprised of naturally split rocks in which one can find locked worlds, which include synthetic industrial materials such as parts of pipes, metal cables, recycled functional accessories from momentary life, everyone’s daily life. The stone sculptures are likened to synthetic fossils connected to ordinary objects that are lacking in creative power. The sculptures stand on huge metal installations which provide them with a futuristic presence and create a combined space of fantastic images of surrealistic colorful connections.
The somewhat absurd confrontation of daily objects and furniture taken from a conventional 21st century apartment with parts of landscapes from real and organic natural environments creates a new and exciting synthesis. “The connection between the totality – man – and his surroundings affect his components and the surroundings. This is how a new organism evolves that is expressed by organic scenes of home, village life, city life, in which each individual becomes a limb (organ) and the surroundings are built up from the organic relations between them” – Avi Sperber at the opening evening of his exhibition.
Today, in the age of science fiction and the multitude of movies and digital computer games, an age where the exchange of information has become so quick and new values have invaded our lives – an exhibition dealing with sculpted organic landscapes is unique and special. Classical sculpture, especially in stone, is a massive permanent media and corresponds in this exhibition with new three dimensional artistic schools, which have obtained different meanings and creative paces in the new millennium. Avi Sperber’s exhibition conducts a sharp dialog with the past on the one hand and with the prophetic future on the other hand. The concern about the state of the world in general and specifically nature, led Avi Sperber to create a certain prophetic exhibition that is not devoid of existential anxieties.
Doron Polack, Curator