Benny Katz

Born in Sao-Paulo, Brazil (1973), Benny Katz conducts a search which intertwines between reality and biographical dimensions by using simple, light and accessible materials and merging painting with three dimensional objects in an attempt to penetrate the viewer’s space. His quest moves beyond social or political issues and focusses on innocence, simplicity and lost childhood in a cynical, post-modern industrial world. His works involve surrealism and dark humor by taking familiar themes and giving them dark, kinky, additional values. He studied visual arts at the Technion in Tel Aviv. His works have been exhibited in New York, Brazil, Israel and Italy — where he was awarded a special prize for painting at the Arte Laguna Prize. After his personal exhibit at Giudecca 795, with which he collaborates at present, he exhibited his works at the Biennal de Cerveira, Portugal.

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Hole-Hearted

cm 48 x 62 (19" x 24")
Scultura, tecnica mista / Sculpture, mixed media

Un sinistro paperotto giallo ci riporta ai nostri giocattoli infantili, ad immagini che adottiamo per sentirci soddisfatti e completi; tuttavia i punti indicano che il suo cuore è stato asportato; questi giocattoli prodotti in serie ci annoiano presto, lasciandoci invece vuoti e insoddisfatti.

A sinister yellow duck, recalls our childhood toys, referring us to images we adopt in order to feel self-satisfied, and whole, yet as the stitches indicate, the heart was taken out; these mass produced toys quickly bore us, leaving us empty and dissatisfied.

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