Last updated December 14th 2015
A rusty mailbox, disintegrating doorknobs, bandaids put to use in different manners and animals made of planks are only some of the unpredictable and bizarre objects Tel Avivian street artist Dede integrates into his thought-provoking and beautiful works.
The intriguing conceptual artist who is very active in the Israeli public sphere and who has been actively creating in Tel Aviv, London and Berlin, is now finally presenting his unique and unusual creations. His first solo exhibition, “Do Not Feed the Animals”, has opened to the public this Thursday at the Dan Gallery in Tel Aviv.
The exhibition is the high point in Dede’s long and winding journey of work and discovery, in which he closely examines the ever-changing urban climate, with a focus on the relationship between imageries and locations, the Israeli Art scene and the urban atmosphere in which it lives and breathes.
Dede’s large paintings, almost always depicting animals in different stages of search, flight or struggle are as harrowingly symbolic as they are simply unforgettable.