Sharon Fadida | Marginal Layout

Curator: Aya Lurie
May 13 - Aug. 5, 2017

In his new work at the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Sharon Fadida (born 1976) brings together two forms of painting that have characterized his work in recent years: one is vividly colored wall painting that he creates by spraying directly from a spray can, using templates and a brush; the other is drawing on paper, usually in a restricted palette, with a marker, a pen, or by digital means. In both cases, his distinctive aesthetic is immediately apparent, featuring impossible combinations of organic elements and inanimate objects, bloody paint stains, bonfires, body parts, everyday objects, and unidentified elements in diverse textures floating on the surface. A hand beside a knife balanced on its tip, beside an obliterated face with a single eye; a dripping brush beside a hairy leg. Sometimes the elements are arranged according to the impossible inner logic of a chain reaction, like a row of toppling dominoes, where the falling of each element inevitably triggers the next.

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