Title: The Flamingo
Artist: Yuval Atzili
Size: 60 x 80 cm
THE FLAMINGO. The Flamingo paper-cut work, which originates from the pages of a gay porn magazine, produces an image of a flamingo identified with the gay community due to its long neck, reminiscent of a phallic shape, and at the same time representing fragility and delicacy. In this work, I discuss the relationship between the hidden and the familiar: the small derivatives from which the collage is made do not hint at the material from which they are made and hide their true identity. I strive to produce beauty and lust while drawing the parallel between the laborious handwork (cutting and pasting of paper), such as sewing and knitting, and the intimate action (masturbation).
YUVAL ATZILI. I am 35 years old working as an art teacher and the rest of the time I'm creating new art works. I was born in Israel and when I was young studied at an agricultural school. Hence my love for animals. But I also drew birds when I was a little boy, in first or second grade. Certainly, before I even thought about art. I am a graduate of the Department of Photography Bezalel 2012 and the Master's Program in Bezalel Arts 2016.