I was at the Sommer Gallery last week to discover Naama Arad’s exhibition, when I was delighted to see a piece of Guy Zagursky‘s artwork. “No Lifeguard on Duty” says the neon sign, reminding me the title of his previous show that I unfortunately missed. Zagursky is an Israeli artist who was born in 1972, mainly focusing on sculpture and installation, his work brings us to meditate on notions such as illusion, beauty and infinity. But that’s not it. The artist has clearly political and social concerns that he interrogates through his art. He questioned and denounced consumerism, social inequality, and power among many other subjects.
I had the chance to see his artworks few times in Belgium, and what I liked the most was the material he is using to create his pieces. I’m a huge fan of neon tube, wood and concrete, there is something so contemporary and timeless about it. My passion for neon art started with Flavin, this American minimalist genius made me sensitive to an aesthetic that I was finding tacky until him.
Seeing his work at the Sommer Gallery the other day made me want to share with you some of his artworks. I will of course recommend to see them “in live” as there is a sensorial and experimental dimension that the viewers need to explore.