Obsessive Thoughts

‘Obsessive Thoughts’
by UNGA
Hand-painted Jesmonite
Edition of 30
25.5 x 13.5 x 7 cm

“Obsessive Thoughts”, a new sculptural mask by Unga, made in collaboration with Varsi Art & Lab and ADP Studio. The original clay piece by Unga was cast in Jesmonite and thirty editions were painted entirely by hand by ADP Studio.

Available at Varsi Art & Lab. 

A well-known Zen parable tells the story of two monks, one old, one young. They come to a river with a strong current, where they meet a young woman who is unable to get across alone and asks the monks for help. The monks live by a sacred vow to never touch women; yet the older monk goes to her aide, carrying her over the water to the other side. The two monks continue on their way, but the young monk can’t stop thinking about the fact the elder has broken his vow. Possessed by this thought, eventually, it gets the better of him until he can’t contain the question any longer: “Why did you carry that woman when we have taken a vow?”

The elder replies. “I left her on the river bank. Why are you still carrying her?”

Nahariya

Our latest mural in Nahariya
by @tant_bfc ⛵️

Painted as part of ‘Lemala’ – a new nationwide project that supports public art all over the country, produced by @ghostown_crew for the Mifal Hapayis Council for the Culture and Arts

IN SEARCH OF LOST SUMMER

We are happy to share a new series of prints that we’ve been working on recently.

  • SIX PRINT BOX SET
  • 8 COLOUR SILKSCREEN PRINTS
  • EDITION OF 80
  • 21 X 29.7 CM
  • SIGNED & NUMBERED 
  • 100% COTTON PAPER 
  • PRINTED BY THE ARTIST
  • AVAILABLE NOW HERE

“Lost Summer” is a series of six A4 size silkscreen prints, handprinted by the artists in Tel Aviv.
The series is imbued with a feeling of deep nostalgia for Mediterranean summers of bygone eras, inspired in particular by the atmosphere of turn of the century depictions of the South of France.
Oscillating between figuration and abstraction, the playful and provocative works are the results of an experimental process of exchange between the artists, each of the images evolving in symbiosis with the next.
The prints come in a unique custom printed box.

Exhibition in Tel Aviv

As part of the book launch, we’ve turned our studio in Tel Aviv into a gallery for three days – a goodbye party to our studio, as we are moving out.

Photos credit: Michael Liani