ATTAI CHEN (1979, Jerusalem, Israel)
My work primarily deals with the fluid identity of matter and our relationship with it. I seek to create objects that represent a constant state of motion in their physical appearance and representation.
I have always been intrigued by the endless repeating cycle that surrounds us, whether in the natural or the manmade world; the motion of growth aiming for and reaching the fleeting moment of realization, the subsequent consummation of this moment, decay and a new beginning.
In my work I wish to capture something from the aesthetic and essence of this condition, to follow a process of unraveling growth to a fully evolved form, emerging from a rearrangement of discarded fragments. I create work that has a somewhat modular and dynamic identity, the objects existing in a liminal context, leading to multiple possible reflections simultaneously.