Curator: Galit Semel
7 Aug — 2 October, 2021
The works in Noam Omer’s exhibition address a tragic-grotesque experience of existence. Threatening hints hover over unconventional figures, depicted as Nephilim—gigantic creatures with a distorted shape, subjected to various states of threat, calling to mind end situations. The threat distorts the figures, causing them to lose their balanced appearance and become caricatures of themselves. Growing ugly, they expose inhuman aspects. Omer’s works blend different representations of time, striving for simultaneity; a new, virtual time, transpiring in no place, furnishing a sense of a common cybernetic space, combined with the act of creation and observation. The works consist of systems of symbols incomprehensible to the viewer, hence disconcerting. The constant oscillation between the tragic and the mundane, the absurd and the logical, underlies his oeuvre at large, lending it its unique character.