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/ artist statemnet

For Yair Levi the starting point is traditional wheel throwing.  He examines materials that are contrasting in their texture and color and work techniques and creates tension in the object itself. In his work there is also tension between the outside and inside.  The casing expresses the rock as a metaphor for a rough and tough exterior that protects the layered, delicate, fragile interior that bursts out. The labor-intensive works express the relationship between the personal and the communal, geological and historical, the hidden and the exposed. The objects are constrained and impulsive at the same time examining proportions, 2D and 3D, color and surface.

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