Among the first to catch the interest in this forest of familiar images and references is this fruit bowl, which describes the pure gesture of containment: horizontal bars on a trestle. That’s all. This minimum structure holds the fruit, while at the same time framing a precarious, unstable nature that wavers on edge, like a tightrope walker in the circus. Between stasis and movement, Fruit Bowl no. 5.5 offers to the center of the table its daily bread, in full awareness of the symbolic meaning of the still life. While it is true that Gilad embraces minimalism and feeds on conceptual research, this series of objects for fruit represents an extreme example of his way of working by subtraction, to reach the primary colors or, more precisely, colors approached by design as they were in the Danese tradition, breaking down the pieces to salvage only the supports, which have the function of containing: of accommodating inside themselves. Gilad never ceases in his exercise of questioning objects - like an athlete who continues to repeat a preternatural act, like walking on a rope. Doing this, he never stops challenging the dysfunctional level of the object: is it a fruit bowl or a frame? abar or a shelf? an image or a body?.
|Materials||Ramin wood, powder coated and chrome metal.|
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