Gili Avissar

Gili Avissar (b. 1980, Israel) is a multidisciplinary artist whose work includes, besides drawing, video and painting, sculptures made from fabric using fashion working techniques. His works, some of which are fabricated from materials and objects that are revived in his art, art characterized by their ‘unfinished’ state. By so, they question traditional artistic structures and processes and not necessarily or primarily the value of the finished result. In addition to objects and sculptural environments, Avissar also creates installations in which he performs art’s lack of potency and its failure. Avissar is a graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem; his work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Israel and Europe.

Related exhibition: The Towering Inferno, Prima Facie

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Gili Avissar, (i) Black Ship, 2009, Wood Construction, 50 x 112 x 45 cm. (ii) Black Moon, 2009, Video projection

Gili Avissar, Untitled (Clown), 2010, Fabric, satin ribbons, corrugated cardboard , beads, papier-mâché shoes, paint and wood

Gili Avissar, Untitled (self portrait), 2010, Watercolour on paper

Gili Avissar, Self Portrait Age 4, 2009, Ink on paper

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