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Yoram Wolberger

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Male Baseball #1, 2009 3-D CNC Sculpting, Bronze, Chrome 84 X 65 X 29 Inches
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Red Indian Chief, 2005 Reinforced Fiberglass Composite 91 1/2 X 76 3/4 X 19 1/4 Inches
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Toy Soldier #1, 2001 3-D Digital Scanning, CNC Digital Sculpting, Polyester Foam, Pigmented Resin 71 in X 61 in X 18 in
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Models #1, 2010 Reinforced Fiberglass Composites, Urethane Paint 92 X 48 X 5 in
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Red Indian #4 (Spearman), 2009 3-D Digital Scanning, CNC Digital Sculpting, Reinforced Fiberglass Composites, Urethane Paint 75 in X 75 in X 22 in
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Cowboys and Indians, 2010 Offset Print 22.5 X 32.75 © Courtesy of the artist and Benrimon Contemporary
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Red Indian #1 (Chief), 2005 3-D Digital Scanning, CNC Digital Sculpting, Reinforced Fiberglass Composites, Urethane 94 X 80 X 26 © Courtesy of the artist and Benrimon Contemporary
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Quick Facts
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mixed-media, arts-education, installation, video-art, non-profit, digital, FOUNDATION, conceptual, sculpture, exhibition/performance
Statement

I am drawn to familiar objects, symbols of security and intimacy, known to us from ordinary domesticity. In my work, I am involved in an investigation of the interaction between physical, mental, and social spaces.

In previous projects, objects such as furniture and toys were deconstructed and then reconstructed. Their interiorwas exposed, their functionality was questioned, and their intimacy was violated.

Later, I have been digitally enlarging back to life size, familiar dime-store figurines such as toy soldiers, Cowboys and Indians and plastic bride-and-groom that tops wedding cakes.

In the current  projects I am again interested in exposing that which we choose not to, or don’t want to, see. The deformities, irregularities, and mass-production markings embedded in familiar objects. By enlarging them from their miniature size to a life-size scale, and by emphasizing their irregularities and odd proportions, I hope that viewers may see the ‘familiar’ in a different light. And, uncover hidden, and sometimes uncanny, meanings within these icons, symbols, and stereotypes

Yoram Wolberger, 2009