Hagara Stuff - The Collages
In parallel to my daily work, I established a working routine in which I create collages, illustrations, and graffiti works. At first, it was initiated in order to have a personally derived work, but after a while, that routine took more of my time,
I deepened my research and gave it more significance.
In these artworks, I create a fantasy world, inspired by American pop themes such as tattoos, fashion magazines, and graphic art. I use the shape and the content in order to blur borders between sweet images to horrific dream-like scenarios and create surrealistic sub-worlds, which are humorous and intellectual, make a lot of sense and at the same time not at all.
I find the abyss and dark sides of human beings fascinating, especially those that seem all right from the outside. Those, which are hidden with a fake and sweet smile. Therefor I combine humans and animals and make images that appear cute and inviting (such a woman mixed with a bear head or a deer hitchhiking), yet a more careful look would show the woman has three pairs of eyes and the deer is stuck in nowhere. Those mixtures evoke questions about gender, sexuality, repulsiveness and culture.
2017 Leaping Brain – a site-specic installation at Peacock Bar, Tel Aviv
2017 Inner Ear and The Place Theory - a site-specic installation at Mona Studios, Tel Aviv.