Novo Presents a gallery exhibition by Adi Kraus, M A S K S
Works will be on display from March 17th-22nd, with a public viewing party on March 18th
I was always intrigued by the human body and the way skin, muscles and bones create these amazing continuous curves and shapes.
I have learned that there is a whole world of beauty beyond the cultural and sexual connotations of a naked body. My intention was always to capture that beauty and the way it reflects subtle gestures and emotions.
For 20 years my art pieces were figurative nude. Trying to touch the true nature of that beauty I always started with clay, because of the way wet clay resembles the human skin.
In recent years, social networks changed the way we communicate and visually present ourselves to others. Our virtual world became a competitive stage where many try to look happier and more glorious than they really are, sharing their life experience through staged filtered images, presenting only visual fake masks of how they want others to see them.
Since 2016 I have been investigating different approaches to the representation of those masks while still using clay as a medium for the base piece, so it all starts with a genuine sculpture.