Matan Golan


artist work

B. 1985. Israeli, interdisciplinary installation artist.
My work is an invitation to a carnival of failure lit by a very serious sense of humor inspired by my spiritual fathers: Buster Keaton and the duo Fischli/Wiess. The objects I create are mostly cast out of soft and wobbly materials resonating with the human body and its gestures. My abstracted figures, such as a pink rubber slab squished and pierced by a pair of threaded rods, celebrate their flaccidness as an act of elastic resilience to the forces placed upon them. They stay put and are ready for action, even if they seem crooked and curved.


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