Aharon Ozery is a contemporary artist best recognized for his machine-like installations and sculptures. Ozery was born in Canada in 1971 but has lived most of his adult life in Israel. He received his BFA from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. He currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany after accepting to participate in the Künstlerhaus Bethanien Residency.
Most of Ozery’s works are large-scale installations usually involving repetitive movements. What is particularly unique about Ozery’s installations is that he combines low tech materials with high technology. Ozery has said that he does not aim to always incorporate technology but that when he imagines an image, he pictures it with movement – and then he needs to make this happen!
Ozery has been showing work at group and solo shows all over the world since 2004. His most recent solo show, “Serendipity” was exhibited at the Braverman Gallery in Tel Aviv from April to May of 2012. “Serendipity” showcases not only his installations and sculptures, but his drawings as well. The installations in this exhibition and the work that Ozery normally creates are both aesthetically interesting works of art and functional machines.
The main installations /machines in his “Serendipity” show use the circle to emphasize constant movement. In Ozery’s work Serendipity, he has essentially created a free-standing river. This river has two small boats that constantly float in a circle. In his installation, Freeze, Ozery has attached multiple pencils to a metal rod. As the rod moves in circles, the pencils create marks in the wall. Interestingly, the piece of art that Ozery has created is simultaneously creating art. He has created works of industrial art that have the capability of creating their own ‘art.’
Check out Aharon Ozery’s work in Paddle8′s latest editorial project “In the Gallery | A Curated Summer” here.