Sztuka Shaloma Tomasa Neumana / Shalom Tomas Neuman’s art

Wystawa nowojorskiego artysty Shaloma Tomasa Neumana otwarta zostanie 18 listopada o godz. 17. 00 a potrwa do 10 grudnia 2016 r.
The opening – 18.11.2016 at 17.00. The exhibition will be open tilll 10.12.2016

W skład wystawy wchodzą multisensoryczne instalacje zbudowane z przedmiotów znalezionych, którym artysta nadaje nowe znaczenia. Sztuka Shaloma Tomasa Neumana wynika z nałożenia się i przenikania wielu mediów oraz dyscyplin: sztuki cyfrowej, malarstwa, rzeźby, światła, dźwięku, performance, teatru i filmu. Choć są to wypowiedzi na granicy kiczu i zabawy, to obnażają rzeczywistość, pokazując jej lichotę i zaśmiecenie. Nawiązują też do kultury konsumpcji.

Shalom Tomas Neuman urodził się w Pradze po II Wojnie Światowej. Po 1948 r. jego rodzina wyemigrowała do Hajfy w Izraelu, w wieku 12 lat zamieszkał w Pittsburghu, w stanie Pensylwania (USA). W 1980 r. przeniósł się do Nowego Jorku. Studiował malarstwo i rzeźbę w Carnegie Mellon University w Pittsburghu i w Indiana University w stanie Indiana.

Artysta Tworzy i żyje w Nowym Jorku, jest twórcą „Fusion art”, przyjaźni się z Elaine de Kooning, Jean Voguet a Carrie Beehan aka Trrystette. Wykładał w The Cooper Union, Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute of Technology w Nowym Jorku, związany z uczelniami: The School of Visual Arts, Yale, Academy of Fine Arts w Pradze, Beer Sheva College and Ra’anana Cultural Center w Izraelu. Jego prace znajdują się w znanych galeriach światowych oraz kolekcjach prywatnych takich osób jak: Ivan Karp, Elaine de Kooning, Enrico i Roberta Baj, Paolo Martini czy Madonny.

ARTIST’S STATEMENT
If our world is composed of overlapping stimuli which create constant sensory overload, then why should visual art limit itself to any one discipline such as painting, sculpture, print, video or computerized digital images? Is it not true that imagery is inseparable from sound and evolution in time? And if that is the case, shouldn’t art be a mirror which accurately reflects our environment, society and culture? I use detritus and garbage because they are the artifacts of our society, comprise our environment, speak to who we are as a culture and place the art in time.
I built my first computerized dimming system in 1968. It was programmed for infinite lighting combinations to create a multi-sensory environment where twodimensional images are indistinguishable from the three-dimensional objects and sculpturally painted elements in my work. The overlay of evolving colored lights and projections in conjunction with a looped sound system distorts the viewer’s perception of his or her surrounding physical space, and thereby successfully integrates all media into one indistinguishable statement which I call fusion art.
I want to bridge the existing barriers between artistic disciplines such as painting, sculpture, light, sound, performance theatre, digital art and the written/spoken word. I want to make these individual disciplines
indecipherable from one another, creating a multi disciplinary and multi sensory environment.
I love figurative painting and I am firmly committed to it. By breaking away from the canvas, I can bring a classical approach into a more contemporary mode, especially when using the computer to create and incorporate digital art.
In this way, I am creating a bridge between the past and the present, where classical tradition can fuse with our continuing cultural and technological evolution.
Shalom Neuman
NYC, 2012

Shalom Tomas Neuman, fusionist and multisensory artist, was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia in the aftermath of WW II. He is the last surviving male of a large Jewish family, most of whom perished in Nazi Germany’s
Holocaust. His family escaped from Prague’s Communist regime in 1948 after his father’s name was placed on a Communist death list. They immigrated to Haifa, Israel where he spent his childhood. When he was 12 Shalom, his sister and his parents immigrated to Pittsburgh, PA. He has lived in the United States ever since and has made New York City his home since the early 1980’s.
Shalom received a BFA and MFA in the dual disciplines of painting and sculpture from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1970 and 1972, respectively. He won the Damrosch Scholarship to study in France where he received The Beaux Arts painting prize. Shalom did his post graduate fellowship in painting and sculpture at Indiana University.
Shalom is the recipient of the Premio Galileo 2000 Award for Art XV Edition, presented at Teatro della Pergola, Florence Italy on September 23, 2013.
Shalom resides in New York and works out of his studio in Fort Green, Brooklyn. He spends part of the year working in Prague where he also maintains a home. He has taught at The Cooper Union, Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute of Technology and has been a visiting lecturer at The School of Visual Arts and Yale. He exhibits and has exhibited in the United States, Europe, Asia, Middle East and South America.

Kurator: Mirosław Lewanadowski

Wystawa zrealizowana dzięki pomocy finansowej Miasta Jelenia Góra oraz Culture for Europe Association Mirosława Lewandowskiego.

W trakcie trwania wystawy zapraszamy dzieci z klas I – III na warsztaty. Szczegóły pod numerem telefonu BWA: (75) 7526669

 

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