Yochai Avrahami and Yoav Miller

Yochai Avrahami and Yoav Miller construct industrial-like objects in light materials such as plywood, plastic and paint. A "compressor container", "an excavator arm and shovel," and a "crane driver's cabin" are familiar objects that are transformed through their construction in a material that is, by its very nature, weak and frugal. The choice of industrial objects produced serially as models for sculptures attests to an interest in the mundane and banal. The presented parts, however, are function-less, since they were detached from the machines to which they are habitually connected (compressor, tractor, and crane). In the work of these artists as well, there is much room for painting that simulates the surface of the object to a real, concrete material; this is, however, not an image of the original material, but rather a natural material such as bone. The two artists have been working together since 1999. Their recent exhibition was entitled Shablarists (a Hebrew acronym standing for Illegal Use of Vehicle - police jargon for people engaging in car theft and dismantling, usually for purposes of trade in spare parts).


Yochai Avrahami

1988 Graduated from the Art Program, The Goren Center for the Arts, Jezreel Valley College
1996 BFA, Department of Fine Art, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
1997 Solo exhibition at the Tel Aviv Artists Studios,
2001 two-person exhibition (with Yoav Miller), Shablarists, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv
1999, 2000 Participated in six group exhibitions, among them: two exhibitions of Scholarship Recipients of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Sharet Scholarship Program, The Museum of Israel Art, Ramat Gan
2002 Land of Shadow, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
2003 Invisible Power, Reading Power Plant, Tel Aviv

Yoav Miller

1988 Graduated from the Art Program, The Goren Center for the Arts, Jezreel Valley College
1993 BFA, Department of Fine Art, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
2001 Two-person exhibition (with Yochai Avrahami), Shablarists, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv
2001 Participated in a group exhibition at A.A. Silver Gallery, Tel Aviv