Dror Auslander "New Works"
By Yair Shulevitz (November 12, 2015)
Pages and covers of old books or albums as well as consumable cartons are the creative bedding that Dror Auslander often uses in his work.
Dissonance is created between the rough canvas platform and the pictorial means of expression that convey subtleness, intimacy and restraint. The dissonance reflects the gap between the contents of the painting and their refined form of delivery.
While the figurative language used by Auslander is quite clear, it is sometimes difficult to trace his world's content and meaning.
What is the inner world of his works? Some of the images are drawn from the subconscious. Others are based on photographs - which are a primary trigger and then are transformed - and are more relevant and related in the personal dimension.
Anxiety, distress, loneliness and parent-child relationships are some of the frequent themes of his paintings, but above all stands out the longing for contact.
Transparency alongside murkiness, discovery alongside dimming and obscurity, exposure of the image alongside cover-up - until almost erased, all are sparingly in a subtle and eloquent painterly language that involves quite a bit of masking and hinting.
* The translation is a summary of the written text in Hebrew