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BLACKFLOWERS,2008 - 2012

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

“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, Head of Visitor Programmes and Exhibitions, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Selected Exhibitions

2015     The Art Gallery of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

2014     National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana, Kazakhstan

2012     Mystetskyi Arsenal National Art and Culture Museum, Kyiv, Ukraine

Photo credit - Soupdemots

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