Raffael & Tai Lomas - Sculpture, photography

Raffael & Tai Lomas - Sculpture, photography

Pursuing his intensive quest for destruction and reconstruction of industrial leftovers into a new species, Raffael Lomas present a series of sculptures made of ancient wooden chairs and motion. He pulls the furniture to pieces and then put it back together into an original creation, thus giving new life to something already in existence. The sculptures produce a surrounding of unexpected structures, organic and feminine, while the well known static object, the chair, is transformed into a rhythmic creation of three-dimensional music, of endless circular dance in space.
"I was working on the chair itself without adding any other objects or materials, without adding or distracting…There is a unique process, the creative process that manages to miraculously contain contradictory qualities at the same time and in the same space. And the motion is indeed there, in an object that is supposed to symbolize stability. The sculptures are made from movement" (quoted from the catalogue's interview by Ruthy Ofek)

The triptych color photographs of his fathers' work by Tai Lomas widen the kinetic experience of the viewer: by allowing us to see the objects from various angles, they catch their invisible dimension. "Working together made us define the way the objects were positioned in relation to photography, as a way to invite the viewer to sense this bond, or even to search for it, actively … The photographs reconstruct the objects in different positions, so you are not sure what has changed, the point of view or the object itself. This dance intertwines the angle and the object’s motion into a fascinating bond." (quoted from the catalogue's interview)
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