Shahar Kornblit "Abyss"
By Yair Shulevitz (October 31, 2013)
Shahar Kornblit's work is motivated by pre-conceptual thought that does not impair or diminish his lyrical and sensitive modes of expression: these prevent the sense of distance that conceptual works can sometimes apply to the viewer.
The new series of works called "Abyss" was created from a painful observation of the alienated social situation. Kornblit sees a society around him in a disintegration that loses human solidarity. He looks at the current situation and moves back to the sources, to the story of Yosef and his brothers as an example of alienation, envy and hatred. All brothers are represented in a contemporary, almost minimalist language, when the common and unifying stratum stands in the face of difference.
Kornblit is an artist with a sensitive eye for small details and subtle nuances. The picturesque aesthetic is also bubbling through the calculated and intellectual layers, but at the same time you can feel the elusive and delicate spiritual dimension hovering over them.
* The translation is a summary of the written text in Hebrew