Taste Contemporary is pleased to present new work by the Israeli born artist, Oriel Zinaburg.

Having studied fine art at the Bezalel Academy for Fine Art & Design in Jerusalem, Oriel Zinaburg 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, he maintained his passion for creating art and especially for working with ceramics. Inspired by nature, art history and the materiality of clay, he eventually pursued his artistic practice, developing a unique style and approach towards his slab-built ceramics.

Zinaburg’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-molds 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 to the evolution of the individual form.

Taste Contemporary will now feature work from three of Oriel Zinaburg’s recent collections namely The White Collection, The Earth Collection and The Alice Collection. The White Collection was inspired by the Goggottes sandstone concretions found in an area near Fontainebleau, in Northern France. These natural sculptures were created when heated water, saturated with limestone, extruded through crevices into a basin of fine white silicate sand. The elaborately layered works in this series are reminiscent of the Goggottes layered, three-dimensional forms. The Earth Collection 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. The third body of work currently featuring at the Taste Contemporary gallery is from The Alice Collection. Inspired by the famous Salvador Dali’s painting, The Persistence of Memory, where dripping watches and a deformed face reflect the subconscious, these vibrant works ooze colour as they imbue confusion and a distorted reality.

Oriel Zinaburg currently works from his studio in East London in the UK.

Exhibited artwork

Alice #329

35 x 53 x 32 cm

4500,00 €

Alice #306

30 x 40 x 28 cm

4500,00 €

Alice #317

22 x 32 x 18 cm

3500,00 €

Lot #223

35 x 35 x 34 cm

3500,00 €

Lot #213

45 x 59 x 45 cm

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White #119

37 x 57 x 36 cm

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White #123

50 x 56 x 48 cm

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