There are places like a flea market, like my parents’ house, like the backyard wall of a house in Jerusalem or a souvenir shop in a small village in China, that contains a number of dusty objects and images.
I am interested in those objects; each is a manifestation of a specific time and place.
They carry a strong cultural, social and connotational meaning whether local or global.
Cultural-archetypes are constantly and mysteriously reappearing in various unrelated times and places, they shape both the perception of ourselves and of the others.
In my work I examine these archetypes and discuss their re-incidence on a transcultural level and most important, the social conceptions and pre-judgements they evoke on the spectator.
I approach these matters from a personal point of view, observing my own culture and history, while referring to issues like identity, cultural appropriation and migration.
My work consists of paintings, drawings, videoart and installation. I use simple everyday materials like papers, markers, aluminum foil, clay, cloth, ropes and found objects. I attempt to create installations with an internal logic and symbolism while bearing in mind that the initial connotation will still be there and affect the new one.