"The Observer" Dror Auslander
By Yair Shulevitz (August 29, 2013)
Dror Auslander's new works in this exhibition mark the beginning of a turning point in his work. Unlike in the past, in the current exhibition, the images that appear in the works are drawn from the subconscious and are the product of his imagination. Beyond that, there is a strong feeling, that this time more than ever, the works concerned, and related to the personal aspect.
At the center of the works is a male figure in an open, unidentifiable and unguarded space. The man is half an observer, half looking for something unclear. There is erotic tension in the air. The color palette is bright and sometimes almost monochromatic, many drips on the paper and the canvas, transparency alongside turbidity, detection alongside dimming and blurring, exposing the image alongside absorbing it- until it is almost erased.
Is there a hidden struggle between disclosure or exposure and concealment or blurring?
Auslander, perhaps unconsciously, scatters hints, almost like a riddle. These things are given sparingly, in a subtle and eloquent pictorial language that has quite a bit of masking, but at the same time manages to illuminate the power and touch the margins of the pain.
* The translation is a summary of the written text in Hebrew