PEOPLE I SAW BUT NEVER MET, 2006-2019
People I Saw but Never Met is Zadok Ben-David’s latest ongoing body of work, which to date includes over 5,000
chemically acid-etched stainless steel miniature figures and 150 large hand-cut aluminium figures. Culled and drawn
from photographs the artist took from people he encountered from distance as a result of his travel to Europe,
central Asia, Far East Australia USA and Antarctica.
The installation brings together an unlikely assemblage of global citizens including refugees and immigrants.
SUUM project, Seoul, Korea 2017 - 2018
Annandale galleries, Sydney, Australia 2016
Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, USA 2017
Centro de Arte Contemporanea Graca Morais, Braganca, Portugal 2019
13 Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennale, Siberia 2019 - 2020
“Ben-David’s sculptural milieu comes at a critical point in our current socio-political climate [...] Where heated debates about exclusion and borders versus inclusivity and multiplicity are part of our daily experience.” Shoshana Wayne Gallery.
Photo credit - Gene Ogami, Soupdemots