Yoram Wolberger, Blue Cowboy #2 (Rifleman), 2008 (close-up)
reinforced cast fiberglass composite and pigmented resin
75 x 75 x 22 inches / edition of 3 + 2 APs
In a recent essay on his work by Mark Mian titled “The Archaeology of False Idols – Mundane as Medium in Wolberger’s Cowboys & Indians“ – available now to read in it’s entirety at the following link – he states:
“Wolberger’s body of work encompasses a variety of everyday objects; toys, models, appliances, furniture. His method is the painstaking manipulation of these iconic artifacts. Grossly enlarging, dissecting or reconstructing them, he overthrows their utilitarian context to expose associations normally concealed by their continuity with the environment. His pieces are at times ironic and personal, even tender, while at others they are highly critical.
Transformed beyond their expected appearance, construction or functioning, Wolberger’s arrestingly mutated objects stimulate renewed contemplation of their ideological origins and significance. Typically, his sculptural interventions employ three principal approaches for evicting viewers from their comfort zone of habituated perception.”