About this work
Alony's works of art are the result of his research of the personal, the cultural, and the figurative in the medium of sculpture and installation. His main interest is representing ritual energy with symbols of strength and vulnerability.
Alony got his Master's degree in fine arts at the University of Haifa after studying interior design and architecture (BA, College of Management). This is apparent in his work since there is constant research of the connection between body, object and space. In all his works there is constant dialogue between the object and the user, the human quality and ambient of the environment, a dialogue that creates a new synthesis; Cultural interpretation of the designed and architectural taste and lifestyle.
The Work "Sections 1-13" (2009) was made after a long search for the different representations of the phallic object in different cultures. The work includes 13 sculptures, towers reminiscent of victory poles or totem. Made from molds of wood used in the heavy industry, the towers are on the border between complex equipment and the design of buildings. The use of wood together with aggressive aesthetic practice using shells and boxes gives the objects a new cultural interpretation. The Work “Sections 1- 13” (2009), conveys a sense of a world that is built on the foundations of a city hunted by hostile elements, like a science fiction movie.
In recent years, Alony has devoted most of his efforts to wood sculpture, actions of planning, constructing, addicting, subtracting, connecting, and painting. At the same time he takes action of collecting and assembling ready-made objects, which makes his work a combination of traditional work processes and the use of ready-made objects.
When it comes to display, he builds multiple organs sculptural postings that organize into an "environment". A whole place of unique affinity that might not be completely identified culturally and sometimes peculiar. These Installations reflect the intensive focus on collecting cataloging and building “private collections”. Connecting all these elements creates a new hybrid cultural space in which he searches for commonality of the components and discuss the globalization of the object and objectification of the ceremony. Alony is striving for a new ritual ceremony, in which he would like to restore in the object with same mythical functionality.
March 2011 - May 2011
ST-ART Residence, Jaffa