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PAZ WIN – The Installation You Can’t Un-See
December 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm$10.00
This giant three-dimensional interactive installation is a representation of the road of life and all the drama of interpersonal relationships that happen within that road. It shows the most extreme emotions that people experience in life both in its colors and the figure’s gestures. The installation is based on one of Win’s paintings in which you see a curved road and a few characters:
The protagonist who is standing on the road of life making a gesture of confusion and questioning, The Mother from whom the road emerges as a symbol of birth, but also the birth canal is a mouth with bared teeth representing the fear of the return to the womb. There are also the figures of Death and The Warning in the shape of a skull and a stop sign that are at the end of the road, or is it the beginning? It is impossible to tell where is the end and where is the beginning because the road is circular.
Of course in the painting you can only see these characters and half of the road. When Win brings this to life as an installation, people will have the opportunity to walk though the entire circular path of the road of life.
Participants enter the installation in a dark tunnel made of curtains. On the floor is the divider line of a road along with arrows pointing in each direction. Those who go to the right will emerge to see the image the way it is depicted in the original painting. They will see the stop sign warning them of danger ahead and the skull reminding them that death is always the ultimate end. Then they will see the characters and their interaction. In that direction it can be a symbol of a romantic relationship with the man walking towards the much larger woman.
Those who walk to the left will experience something totally different: a symbolic “birth” as they emerge from The Mother and see the road of life, In this direction the characters symbolize mother and child. The dark half of the road represents the mystery, that we don’t know what happens before birth or after death are they connected? nobody knows. This draws from many mystical traditions that emphasize the circularity time and being
Daytime Showings: November 29 – December 1, 12-6pm – FREE ADMISSION
Evening Showings: December 1 + 2, 7-10pm – $10
“I am PAZ, a visual artist who lives and works in LA. I was was born in Israel and grew up in Los Angeles. From a very young age I always loved to draw which naturally led to the desire to learn how to paint. By age 12 I was creating original oil paintings. I was inspired at that young age by surreal and fantastical painters such as Salvador Dali and Hieronymus Bosch. I took many different art classes throughout my teen years and through college, but the best classes I always found were the uninstructed workshops where you can paint from a model and learn light, color, expression, and anatomy without a teacher. I always had a style of my own and never enjoyed teachers telling me how to paint which led to my leaving art college after one year. At age 19 I began my art career. I started by doing local art festivals and soon expanded to art festivals throughout the western US as well as gallery shows and many other types of venues.
Everyone who sees my work says I have a very distinctive style with surreal, impressionistic, and expressionistic elements. I don’t fall into any one genre but the style is always recognizable. I work in many different mediums including oil and acrylic paints, drawings, wood carvings, clay and resin sculptures. I concentrate mostly on the human figure although I have painted many other subject matters. I feel the human form is the most expressive and communicative thing that someone can paint. Every single human understands it. I draw from many different traditions for my concepts and symbolism including fantasy, science fiction, and mythology. Each painting I make tells a story. In fact they tell many stories, and each person who sees my work can imagine a different story and meaning from it.”