Department of Fine Arts

Blanche & Romie Shapiro

Fine Art 2019, Graduate Exhibitions
ayelet zwickler, .Space Wise
, 2019, Graduated 2019, Fine Arts

Ayelet Zwickler Ackerman’s main occupation revolves around the question of how we as humans perceive space, and what are the factors that lead to the movement of the body in space. According to Ayelet, the gaze is the driving force which leads and guides the body’s movement.

Ayelet’s works dictate the viewer's orientation in space and seek to create a spiritual, sanctuary-like space which disconnects the viewer from the rhythm of life outside the exhibition space. Urban spaces that range between the real and the fantastical are depicted in the works, thus allowing wandering in an area of urban possibilities. The architecture described in works is loaded, eclectic and intensive, and creates a sense of journey. The sources of inspiration for the architectural styles that appear in the works range from classical Greek styles, Christian cathedrals to modern secular styles such as Bauhaus and Brutalism. The mixture of styles which creates possible or rather fictional architectural environments raises questions of perspective, space perception, illusion and imagination versus reality.

Ayelet Zwickler Ackerman’s exhibition offers a new utopian and sublime space, which can only exist in the pictorial space and the viewer’s imagination.

ayelet zwickler
Graduated 2019
.Space Wise