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Lot #213

2021

Single piece Titled

From the series The Earth Collection

Size

45 x 59 x 45 cm
17.72 x 23 x 17.72 in

Reference

330479dd

Year

2021

Medium

Sculpture

The Earth Collection by Oriel Zinaburg was inspired by the biblical story of Lot’s wife who froze and became a pillar of salt when she looked back at Sodom. These layered works are influenced by the desert environment, rock formations and sandy dunes, while movement is suggested through the undulating colours that wide their way through the forms.

Oriel Zinaburg trained and worked for many years as an architect but in his spare time dedicated himself to his passion - ceramics. In 2015 he decided to follow his passion and now works full-time as an artist from his studio in London. Inspired by landscape, geology and art, Oriel’s abstract sculptures explore the relationship between logical construction and the fluidity of emotion. Our gallery selection includes pieces from the following series; The Alice Collection - inspired by Salvador Dali’s ‘The Persistence of Memory’; The Earth Collection - inspired by the biblical story of Lot’s wife and The White Collection – inspired by the Goggotes sandstone concretions, which were found in an area near Fontainebleau, in northern France.

1973 , Israel

Oriel Zinaburg studied fine art at the Bezalel Academy for Fine Art & Design in Jerusalem. He was awarded the Eileen Gray Scholarship to complete his education at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. Practicing as an architect for several years, Oriel kept his passion for creating art and especially for working with ceramics. Inspired by nature, art history and the materiality of the clay, he started developing his unique style and approach towards Ceramics.

Oriel’s intent for his abstract objects is to explore the relationship between the artistic act and the fluidity of emotion. His work aims to embody the characteristics of the creative process: an open-ended journey where the final piece is not preconceived but the result of a series of unpremeditated actions. To retain this sense of open-endedness, he uses a collage-like technique in which fragments are pieced together by intuition and chance. He starts the process by using press moulds and slab building techniques. Whilst the clay is still soft he tears, folds and distorts it. The materiality of the clay dictates the way in which the folds take shape. Each passing moment of creation informs the next, as do the material's intrinsic properties and the forces to which it is subject. Every object is the result of unique and specific responses in the evolution of the individual form.

Oriel Zinaburg currently works from his studio in East London.


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Established in 2012 and exhibiting since 2014, Taste Contemporary is proud to showcase contemporary and 20th century work by a select group of established artists who employ the intrinsic characteristics of clay, textiles, glass, metal and wood to realise their ambitious concepts in the most extraordinary ways. Creating sculptural objects and art works t...

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