Come Back and Hunt Me
Angles Gallery is also pleased to present Come Back and Hunt Me, a new body of work by Yuval Pudik. Pudik’s drawings of provocative beings in detailed disguise capture the imagination. In his first solo show, A New Past, figures constantly reinvented themselves with layers of sovereign identities. In his new body of work, Pudik has added the aesthetic of extreme physical performance from old American circus and freak shows. Combining elements of botany, prosthetics, costume and S&M, the paper becomes a stage for acrobatic figures and contortionist characters floating in a negative white space.
Pudik was born and raised in Israel and now living in the United States deals with issues of appearance and a sort of performance of his own identity everyday. The desire for total transformation and extremism of the figures in his drawings liberates them from their past. With over the top dress, dominatrix beings, botany morphing into body, set on a stage with respect of performing, the artist is drawn to a body that is being dictated by the costume it is wearing. One that makes it move in a different way, think in a different way, live in a different way. Come Back and Hunt Me expresses the intense relationship between performing and being watched, being possessed and hunted by the character that takes over the person or being under its layers of disguise.
Yuval Pudik has exhibited with multiple galleries including solo shows at Gavlak Project Gallery, West Palm Beach, Florida, Natalie Zwilinger Gallery at SHINE, Tel Aviv, Israel, Kalisher Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel, and Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, California as well as group shows at Angstrom Gallery, Los Angeles, California, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, California and an upcoming group show at Glass Pavilion, Berlin, Germany.