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Artist Dror Karta

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The chaotic paradigm that Karta has constructed integrates an aesthetic weave of materials and ideas flowing with untrammeled intensity. The objet trouvé forms the point of origin for many of his works, forming the stimulus, or trigger for action, whether it is an old plank bearing the marks of Time, or photographs drawn from Karta’s storehouse of collections. These charged objects arouse a spiritual response by Karta and are “exploited” as a poetic platform for constructing a world of content.
Karta’s world always contains relationships: dominance and surrender; sexual relations and perhaps perversions; size and color relations, and the relations between old and new materials. All of his creative work depends on the intensity of encounter, density of mutual relations as well as on lightness, humor and fine shades of distinction. Each and every element – drawing, painting or sculpture – is taken out of its context, shaken up, sawn up and glued down in foreign territory.


EDUCATION
Auto-Didactic

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2011  "Worship Warship", Florentin45 Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2009  "Broken Vessels", Florentin45 Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2005  “I have no strength for time”, Pyramid contemporary art gallery, Haifa, Israel.
2003  “Himmelgeister”, studio exhibition, Dusseldorf, Germany.
2002  “Terminal”, studio exhibition, Dusseldorf, Germany.
2000  “Material for thought”, Yanco Dada museum, Ein Hod, Israel.
2000  “Works”, Many H. gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
1999  “One year after the fire”, Beit Ha’bad, Ein-Hod, Israel.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012  "Sleeping in Our Beds", Artstation gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2012  "Snipers on a can", STart gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2011  "A Season In Heaven", Florentin45 Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2010  Artist's House, Jerusalem Drawing Biennale, Israel.
2009  "Nudes" Artist's House, Jerusalem, Israel.
2009  "Heaven forbid" Shay Arye Gallery, Tel Aviv Israel.
2008  "Dirty white" Florentin 45 Gallery, Tel Aviv Israel.
2008  "Collections" Yair Gallery, Tel Aviv Israel.
2008  "Futility" Florentin 45 Gallery, Tel Aviv Israel.
2008  "Nour", Bineth Gallery, Tel Aviv Israel.
2007  “Reality”, meyuhas creative production, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2002  “Water”, Arad museum, Israel.
2002  “Collection”, Yanco Dada museum, Ein Hod, Israel.
2002  “Water”, Yanco Dada museum, Ein Hod, Israel, cuartor.
2001  “Aslasviva”, the opera house, Tel Aviv, Israel.
1998  “Shesh-besh”, Pyramid contemporary art gallery, Haifa, Israel.

COLLECTIONS
Yanco Dada museum, Israel.
Ilana gur museum, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Kunst Palas Museum, Dusseldorf Germany.

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