2024
ONE MAN ONE HERT

“ONE MAN ONE HEART” IS A CREATION MANIFESTING UNITY.

EACH ONE OF US ASPIRES TO BE PART OF SOMETHING GREATER THAN OURSELVES, LIKE A COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS OF HUMANITY’S DESIRE TO UNITE.
THE LARGER OUR GROUP BECOMES, LIVING WITH HEIGHTENED AWARENESS, THE MORE WE CAN CONTRIBUTE ABUNDANCE AND LIGHT TO THE WORLD.

THE PATH TO UNITY DOESN’T JUST ARISE FROM GRAND EVENTS BUT FROM THE PERSONAL AND EVERYDAY ASPECTS OF OUR LIVES — HOW WE WAKE UP IN THE MORNING, AND HOW WE LIVE OUR DAILY LIVES WITH GENEROSITY, GRATITUDE AND LOVE.

ONCE WE NURTURE UNITY IN OUR PERSONAL LIVES AND EXPERIENCE SPIRITUAL ELEVATION, WE RADIATE LIGHT OUTWARD, FOSTERING HARMONY AND COLLECTIVE ONENESS.

THE INSPIRATION FOR THIS PIECE STEMS FROM RASHI’S INTERPRETATION OF THE ISRAELITES’ ESCAPE FROM EGYPT BEFORE RECEIVING THE TORAH AT MOUNT SINAI.
RASHI ELABORATES ON THE UNITY EXHIBITED BY THE ISRAELITES IN THEIR EAGERNESS TO ACCEPT THE TORAH, AND THROUGH THIS SHARED VISION (ONE MAN), THEY BECAME ONE ENTITY, ONE HEART. 

 

THIS ARTWORK ORIGINATES FROM A 120MM MEDIUM FORMAT FILM PHOTOGRAPH.

A LARGE-SCALE NEGATIVE WAS EMPLOYED TO CREATE PRUSSIAN BLUE IMAGES THROUGH A PROCESS INVOLVING IRON COMPOUNDS EXPOSED TO UV LIGHT AND WATER.

THE IMAGES WERE DEVELOPED ON JAPANESE PAPER, EACH EXPOSED TO THE SUN FOR VARYING DURATIONS, RESULTING IN DIVERSE BLUE TONES.
THE PAPERS, ARRANGED ON A WHITE BACKGROUND, IMPART A FLOATING EFFECT AND ARE FRAMED IN WHITE WOOD.

THE ARTWORK IS A ONE-OF-A-KIND CREATION THAT CANNOT BE PRECISELY REPLICATED DUE TO THE DEVELOPMENT TECHNIQUE .

2024
K I N G - O F - C U P S
ALUMINUM SCALPTURE

“KING OF CUPS” EMERGES AS A TEXTURALLY RICH, ABSTRACT ALUMINUM SCULPTURE, EVOLVING FROM A TWO-DIMENSIONAL FINE PHOTOGRAPH THAT CAPTURES MULTIFACETED DEPTH AND LIGHT INTO A THREE-DIMENSIONAL EMBODIMENT OF LIFE. THE SCULPTURE’S SURFACE IS ADORNED WITH A SERIES OF PROTRUSIONS AND INDENTATIONS THAT ECHO THE FRAGMENTED WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING INHERENT IN THE KABBALISTIC CROWN, KETER EMANATION, WHICH IS A REFERENCE TO THE TEN SEFIROT OF THE KABBALAH.

.THIS PIECE TYPICALLY SYMBOLIZES THE EQUILIBRIUM OF EMOTIONS, WISDOM, AND THE PROFOUND JOURNEY OF INNER-SELF REFLECTION. THE CHAOTIC, YET METICULOUSLY CONTROLLED FORMS WITHIN THE CAST MIGHT SYMBOLIZE THE DUALITY OF MASTERY AND HUMILITY IN CONFRONTING THE SUBCONSCIOUS. CRAFTED FROM ALUMINUM, THE ARTWORK EXUDES A CONTEMPORARY, INDUSTRIAL AURA, WHILE THE HAND-SCULPTING IMPARTS AN INTIMATE TOUCH, FUSING MODERNITY WITH THE ETERNAL. THE METALLIC GLOSS OF THE ARTWORK ENGAGES WITH AMBIENT LIGHT, CASTING DYNAMIC SHADOWS AND HIGHLIGHTS THAT METAPHORICALLY CONTRAST THEMES OF ILLUMINATION AND OBSCURITY, SERVING AS BEACONS FOR KNOWLEDGE AND THE MYSTERIOUS. THIS SCULPTURE CONCEPTUALLY EXPLORES THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN INDUSTRIAL AND SPIRITUAL REALMS, THE CONTEMPORARY AND THE ARCHAIC. THE REFLECTIVE PROPERTY OF THE ALUMINUM NOT ONLY INTERACTS WITH THE PHYSICAL LIGHT BUT ALSO PLAYS ON THE CONCEPT OF INTROSPECTION, ENCOURAGING VIEWERS TO CONTEMPLATE THEIR OWN INNER WISDOM AND EMOTIONAL SOVEREIGNTY. THE JUXTAPOSITION BETWEEN THE SCULPTURE’S SMOOTHNESS AND THE ROUGH BACKDROP ACCENTUATES THE ARTWORK’S INHERENT THEMES OF DUALITY AND HARMONY—THEMES THAT ARE FUNDAMENTAL TO AVISAR’S OEUVRE. 

2023
P R O J E C T - 8 0 0 8
VIDEO ART

THIS VIDEO PROJECT UNFOLDS IN THE DEPTHS OF THE OCEAN, CAPTURING A MESMERIZING SCENE 15 METERS UNDERWATER DURING THE NIGHT. THE PRIMARY AIM IS TO CONVEY A POWERFUL MESSAGE: THAT THE BRIGHTEST LIGHT CAN BE FOUND IN THE DARKEST DEPTHS.

IN THE VIDEO, THE PITCH-BLACK WATER SETS THE STAGE AS FISH EMERGE, REFLECTING THE LIGHT DIRECTED AT THEM FROM TWO FLASHLIGHTS. THE ABSENCE OF EXTERNAL EFFECTS OR RETOUCHING ENSURES AN AUTHENTIC PORTRAYAL OF THE UNDERWATER WORLD. AS THE FISH GRACEFULLY MOVE IN HARMONY WITH THE DIVERS, A CAPTIVATING DANCE UNFOLDS, SHOWCASING A SERENE CONNECTION BETWEEN HUMANS AND NATURE.

2023
D I A L E C T I C A
FINE ART PRINTS

DIALECTICA IS AN ART PROJECT THAT EXPLORES THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN THE BODY AND SOUL, BLENDING CONTRASTING ELEMENTS TO UPLIFT EACH OTHER. INVESTIGATING THE DUAL NATURE OF THE HUMAN MIND, IT CONSIDERS THE CREATIVE AND SPIRITUAL RIGHT HEMISPHERE ALONGSIDE THE LOGICAL LEFT, WHICH DEALS WITH REALITY AND SELF-ACTIONS. AS INDIVIDUALS, WE NATURALLY POSSESS BOTH BODY AND SOUL. DIALECTICA’S ESSENCE LIES IN FINDING A HARMONIOUS BALANCE BETWEEN THESE ASPECTS, ALLOWING FOR SEAMLESS MOVEMENT BETWEEN THE REALMS OF BODY AND SOUL.

EMOTIONALLY DRIVEN, DIALECTICA AIMS TO FOSTER HEALTHY CONNECTIONS, ACTING AS A MIRROR FOR SELF-REFLECTION. DESPITE HUMAN NATURE LEANING TOWARDS SELF-CENTEREDNESS AND SELF-CARE, THE PROJECT CREATES A SPACE WHERE TRUTH AND CONNECTION THRIVE BEYOND SUCH MOTIVES. IT REPRESENTS A REALM WHERE GENUINE CARE FOR OTHERS FLOURISHES, FREE FROM EXPECTATIONS, STEMMING FROM A PURE DESIRE TO SUPPORT SOMEONE ELSE.

2021
P R E S E N C E
EXHIBITION / URBAN GALLERY

THE ‘PRESENCE’ EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHTS THE IMPORTANCE OF INNER CONSCIOUSNESS IN CONTEMPORARY REALITY.

DEAN, THE ARTIST, SEEKS TO INTIMATELY EXAMINE, PEEL, AND REVEAL HIS INNER SOUL THROUGH A PERSONAL STORY PRESENTED IN A SERIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS—A DOCUMENTATION OF HIS SELF-PROCESS.

DEAN’S EXPOSURE TO KABBALAH AND SPIRITUALITY PROMPTS AN EXAMINATION OF HIS INNER MIRROR, EMBRACING ALL FACETS OF HIMSELF—PLEASANT AND LESS PLEASANT. THIS WILLINGNESS TO FACE, CLEANSE, AND OBSERVE INTO HIS SOUL FOSTERS A PROCESS OF GROWTH AND MATURITY.

“ONLY WHEN YOU GO THROUGH A PROCESS OF MAKING PEACE, ACCEPTING ALL SIDES AS PART OF YOURSELF, DO YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO FULFILL AND EXPRESS YOURSELF AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL. IN THE JOURNEY OF SPIRITUAL GROWTH, WE MUST NAVIGATE THROUGH DARKNESS.”

THE RESULT IS 15 BLACK-AND-WHITE FILM PHOTOGRAPHS, CAPTURING THE ESSENCE AND VALUE OF HIS EXPERIENCE—FORGING A CONNECTION AND HARMONY BETWEEN THE SPIRITUAL AND MATERIALISTIC WORLDS, BLENDING TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES WITH MODERN INNOVATION.

“A CONSTANT PROCESS OF LEARNING. AS AN ARTIST, YOU DON’T ALWAYS KNOW WHY YOU’RE DOING WHAT YOU’RE DOING OR WHAT THE RESULT WILL BE. YOU’RE JUST PRESENT IN THE MOMENT, WITHOUT ASKING. IN THE END, UNDERSTANDING WHAT YOU CREATED MAKES THE OUTCOME MORE POWERFUL AND REAL. PHOTOGRAPHY IS MY WAY OF EXPRESSING GIVING, UNITY, AND LOVE—A CHANNEL TO THE MATERIAL WORLD.”

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