Thu 15 November 2018 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Nolovz Gallery - Zbulun 17, Tel Aviv,
The Nolovs Gallery is pleased to invite Shoni Rivnay’s solo exhibition “HOW THINGS WORK” on Thursday 15.11 at 19:00
Exhibition curator: Noga Davidson
On Friday, December 7 at 12:00, a gallery talk will be held with the curator and artist Peter Maltz.
The exhibition is closed at 8.12
This exhibition presents a collection of paintings from recent years. These illustrate the wide range in which artist Shoni Rivnai works within the painterly medium. Over the years he developed a distinct painterly language of work that ranged from exploration, testing and experimentation to a demonstration of total freedom, playfulness and virtuoso ability. Rivnai creates a set of rules for himself – he chooses fixed formats, materials and shapes, and examples he returns to. At the same time, however, he is engaged in the continuous breakdown of the same set of laws – the examination of its boundaries and its improvement.
Ribnai’s father was an insect scientist who left behind a large collection of research records. In some respects, Rivnai the son creates a sequence for his father’s work. His abstract paintings can be seen as a kind of molecular breakdown that looks and plunges into the depths of the material from which the entire world is created. Looking both micro and macro at the same time. Looking through a telescope and through a microscope.
In contrast to his father, the way to reach the inner core that is the foundation of all things is not through analytical or empirical research. On the contrary, Shoni Rivnai’s way of reaching the essence of physical existence is through the release of thought, through connecting like a meditative to a supreme state of consciousness.