Featured Artist: Shiri Mordechay
Shiri Mordechay is a mixed media artist whose works explode in a riot across any given gallery space. With paintings, assemblage and sculpture she creates a wonderful chaos of feeling images and an onslaught of emotion. Many themes present themselves – from human greed and gluttony, war atrocities and animal abuse to vanity, modern culture and sexuality. Body parts and animals compete for space in her subconscious mess of urban existence. They crawl up walls, suspended or glued – haphazard or carefully placed.
The rawness in Shiri’s work is fantastic and immediate, it hits you in the face with imaginings, nightmares and the gritty stuff of life. Unafraid, unabashed, stripped naked and not prettied up – we love the strength and reality Shiri courageously forces our way.
I believe people need to be aware of our subconscious ugliness before we truly accept beauty for what it is. I plan to further investigate the unspoken nature of our subconscious by simply letting the imagery appear.
“Shiri Mordechay gives us a topsy-turvy world of mundane and mad images… It’s Charles Adams meets Edgar Allen Poe meets Animal Planet. Mordechay never allows us to look at any one thing; chaos and tumult reign…” - Jerry Saltz, New York magazine
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