Friday, 13 September 2013
Fairy Tale Forest
Born in Yemen in 1949, Zadok Ben-David soon immigrated to Israel and now divides his time between Tel-Aviv and London. Probably as a result of his Yemeni heritage in which oral tradition and symbolism play key roles, Ben-David’s eclectic art works cover a wide range of media and themes and show his particular fascination for magic and illusion as a means to challenge the minds of viewers to question the human condition and its limits. He is further attracted by innovation and technology. The title of his works and exhibitions are evidence of his taste, as is the case of his acclaimed installation “Evolution & Theory”, “The Other Side of Midnight”, “Magical Reality” or his record-breaking attendance show “Human Nature”.
All in all, we could say that Zadok Ben-David takes us by the hand and leads us in a journey through the “dangerous and generous, domestic and wild, beautiful and terrible” fairy tale forests of our childhood, where our innermost fantasies, fears and thoughts still dwell.