Blackflowers, 2012
Blackflowers, 2012

Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kiev

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Blackflowers
Blackflowers

Zadok's Studio, London, UK

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Blackflowers, 2014
Blackflowers, 2014

National Museum of Kazakhstan, Astana

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Blackflowers, 2012
Blackflowers, 2012

National Museum of Kazakhstan, Astana

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Blackflowers, 2012
Blackflowers, 2012

Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kiev

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Blackflowers, 2012
Blackflowers, 2012

National Museum of Kazakhstan, Astana

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BLACKFLOWERS,2008 - 2012

Hand cut painted aluminium, site-specific installation, size vary.

“Ben-David’s series of flowers employs a somewhat mischievous experience to the botanical world. The ideas are based in nature, the spirit of the great explorers and the scientific approach to discovering – reviving the tradition of botanical illustration which inspires his sketches of figures, landscapes, flora and fauna and allows for the playful use of scale. Ben David’s motivation lies in creating an installation of works that bridge a link with the past, with exploration, nature and theory. Here ‘nature’ is taken to its most elegant form, with the use of no more material than is absolutely necessary. The foreshortened shadows offer another dimension, above and beyond the illustrative drawing, giving a reality of its existence and alluding to what the work really is.”   Paul Denton

 

Selected Exhibitions

2015     The Art Gallery of Uzbekistan, Tashkent

2014     National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana
2012     Mysteski Arsenal, Kiev, Ukraine

Photo credit - Soupdemots

Almost perfect, 2012
Almost perfect, 2012

H130 x W99 cm (base W67 x D41 cm)

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Heavy Load, 2012
Heavy Load, 2012

H91 x W62 cm (W43 x D30 cm)

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Balancing act, 2012
Balancing act, 2012

H89 x W70 cm (base W50 x D28 cm)

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Happily Alone, 2010
Happily Alone, 2010

H76 x W46 cm (base W41 x D17 cm)

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Jellyfish, 2012
Jellyfish, 2012

H92 x W90 cm (base W69 x D27 cm)

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Stepping Out, 2012
Stepping Out, 2012

H89 x W93 cm (base W80 x D32 cm)

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Happy pile, 2012
Happy pile, 2012

H64 x W52 cm (base W47 x D17 cm)

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Night Bloom, 2012
Night Bloom, 2012

H165 x W124 cm (base W79 x D43 cm)

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Loof 2008_photo_soupdemots
Loof 2008_photo_soupdemots
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Dry leaves 2010_photo_soupdemots
Dry leaves 2010_photo_soupdemots
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Back_Head_HR_Shira Klasmer_2010
Back_Head_HR_Shira Klasmer_2010
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All_Reveal_HR_2010
All_Reveal_HR_2010
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