SPOTLIGHT: Reuven Israel / Wasserman Projects / by -

Reuven Israel's sculptural work has an air of unreality. Outlining symbols of shared memories they or not abstractions of specific objects but sculptures thriving for autonomy as unique things. Encountering these objects evokes a range of associations often related to furniture, practical science, religious artifacts, architecture and symbols of power.

The sculptures are crafted individually mainly from wood and paint adopting features in shape and surface that give the impression of metal or plastic. Meticulously fabricated they may easily confuse a viewer to think of them as objects out of an assembly line. Each body of work is accompanied by a series of watercolor drawings. On large sheets of paper, rendered sculptures float on dark backgrounds determining sets of different relationships between shapes in imaginary form, wait and perspective.