Noam Ben-Jacov

Born in: 1952, Israel

Lives in: Castricum, The Netherlands

Media: Sculpture, Performance, Installation, Collage, Video

Describe your work in 3 words: me - myself - I

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Room - Aluminum and nylon

"the existence .. the coming to be of my work is collection of small anecdotes, situations or just series of experiences which is being translated into sketches, reliefs and forms. It is much about the ‘journey’, there I am in away both, the viewer and the participants at the same time. Looking at my work as a whole, as total then… I like them to talk scream perhaps to sing."

What themes does your work involve?
Life. Daily life.. existentialism? personal experiences events of my life. the way I "swim" in the water...
Describe your creative process.
All works are direct results of personal experiences.. after the first black coffee in the morning turning the music on (until the end of the day...) first busy to feel, feel the minutes, the time... only after once know how I feel only after and if must ... I beginning to think... try not too much... very spontaneous, intuitive but very focused at the same time know very well what I am up to, love to dream as than have material to work from...thinking mostly as story's, and yes working much in series. very much addicted to minimalism, concentrating till translating the 'mountain' into long fine line... bringing repetitiveness to the extent that it becoming a new sentence language .very much believing in very personal and associative work putting the human as center...
What influences your work? What inspires you? Why do you make art?
Life. Daily life.. existentialism? personal experiences events of my life. the small trivial things of to observe... why making art? can't be a medical doctor... bankers & lawyers are not my favorites... maybe helping god with things he forgotten on his way to do...
What is good art? What makes a piece of art great?
What is good art? You just feel it, no need to read about it, just feel it you know what a good orange, apple or mango are if you go out of opera or dance performance feel it is good it garbing you in the neck, shivering your skin. For me... if the work is associative... to the extent you wish you were being part of...
What is the role of the artist today?
To keep populations on their keep society awake... to remove some of the saturations many of as are stimulate the average to want and dare to the deafferents. Help to open these curtains away from our eyes.


This interview was published by Circle Foundation of the Arts. © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist