Israeli, 20th – 21st century, male.
Born 1953, in Tel Aviv.
Sculptor, draughtsman, mixed media.
Ilan Averbuch studied at Wimbledon Art School in London, at the School of Visual Arts in New York and at Hunter College.
In his choice of materials and structures, Averbuch’s body of work is akin to Land Art; he uses materials in their primal state - frequently stone but also wood and lead - in order to produce his ‘archaeologies’, compositions that often evoke ancient and sacred places but also create their own symbolic language. His fragmented, yet dynamic and monumental sculpture is laboriously constituted piece by piece, almost as if he were rebuilding after some cataclysmic event rather than starting from scratch....