16.3.10

Zadok Ben-David [Human Nature]



Zadok Ben-David is an Israeli artist who works and lives in London. He creates sculptures and installations which focus on humans, nature and growth. The metal he uses to create his works provides a solid texture, a natural material manipulated by man. In this case iron is cut with a laser. The contrast between solid form and the void of his sculptures as well as the shadows they create is an intricate aspect of his work.


Currently showing at the Art Museum in Tel Aviv, Human Nature is a large scale installation which spans over two rooms. His figured silhouettes whose insides are formed by foliage create the illusion of a solid connectedness between man and nature. In one room Mr. Ben-David created a work with over twenty-thousand miniature trees, plants and flowers. Each piece of vegetation planted in the sand box is handmade and as in nature no two representations are the same.



Here is the artists website which has REALLY cool works:
LATimes:
Tel Aviv Art Museum:
http://www.artisrael.org/event/2009-12/zadok-ben-david-human-nature-at-the-tel-aviv-museum-of-art

17 comments:

Valarie said...

Wow these are just fantastic. I would never think they are made out of metal. I'm not familiar with this artist and I'm enjoying getting to know his work better. Have a great day.

Ann said...

wow that is sooo freaking COOL!! i love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love it!! I would love to apply the same technique to a mural that i would love to paint with me kids that i teach and look after.

Bo said...

Really cool! I would love to see some of his work in person.

racheljsilver said...

this work is absolutely stunning. Where did you learn of him? My husband and I make no bones about the fact that we just don't enjoy going to art museums. However, I would certainly enjoy an installation like this!

sherri said...

fantastic stuff. love the sunny moon work as well.

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

So cool - I bet it would be really amazing in person.

thenextarrow said...

this is phenomenal. thank you so much for sharing! i would love to see his work in person.

xo Alison

jacqueline said...

WOW these pieces are so amazing! Thanks for introducing us to this artist as i am not familer with him too. Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

Kiandra said...

really cool! these pieces are amazing! thanks for passing on a good artist! i'm heading to the website right away!

one sydney road said...

Wow, absolutely stunning!!! I'm just amazed at how creative and cool it is. Thanks for sharing this. Oh, and thanks for visiting and leaving a comment the other day...it's nice to "meet"!

Lady Ren said...

Valarie- they seem too delicate to be made out of metal.
Ann- I would love to see your mural
Bo- Me too! His show was in NY but no present showing in NA
Rachel-installations are a fantastic way to appreciate art for "Non-Artsy" peeps. The magnitude of a work is often part of the genius. I find most of my artist by research. One of the reasons I started a blog was to share all the cool artist I find daily.
VictoriaBB- I agree totally would be fantastic to lean close to the floor and just look.
Thenextarrow- Agreed very cool in person I am sure.
Jac- You are so welcome- Have a great week!
Kiandra- isn't it neat how you can zoom sections of his works?
One sydney road- Very cool blog- Glad you like mine.

isabelle said...

amazing work ... thanks for sharing !!

Clair said...

Mr. Zadok Ben-David,
Great artist & storyteller-
I keep returning to his website gallery and wish I could see his work in person. Appreciate your introducing him to us.
Clair

Lady Ren said...

Isabelle- I am happy you like it.
Clair- His website is amazing, really an extension of his art.

Anabel Fournier said...

Thanks for sharing. amazing!

Anonymous said...

I can only add my WOW to all the others. His work is amazing.

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Interesting work. I'm intrigued by the use of plants and flowers and the color black. So much life along with the color black referencing death. Very thought provoking...

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