Netally Schlosser


Netally Schlosser born 1979, Haifa, Israel. Lives and works in Tel Aviv.
Netally Schlosser, mainly known for her paintings, has since 2018, dedicated her practice to a new, ambitious and experimental project, titled “Symmetry and Stone,” in which she confronts ancient archeological and geological materials with the most advanced technologies of our time. The project started from a stone Schlosser found on the banks of Yarmouk River, a debris of an archeological near-by dig. Netally Schlosser scanned the stone and digitally cut the 3D model in the middle, as if to find its heart. She then symmetrically mirrored half of it and assembled the two parts, creating one entity which she then printed using a 3D printer. The result not only showed the inherent symmetry of all elements of nature but also, through the unification of the symmetrical parts, made a face emerge, transforming the stone into a figurine. The abstraction in nature, when symmetrically reversed, became figurative. The incision the artist makes in the stone is a “gate to ancient ritual realms.” The symmetry it exerts releases the ancient information, the details or knowledge embedded in the stone and compressed in it: “Hyperinformation with inconceivable power and age,” Schlosser writes.
Netally Schlosser’s work has been displayed in numerous art institutions, and has won various grants and awards, among them The Tel Aviv Museum of Art’s Rappaport Prize for a Young Artist and The Mozes Prize for Painting. Her solo exhibitions include “La Guardia” at Sommer Gallery in Tel Aviv, “Erika” at The Jerusalem Artists’ House, and “Orchestra” at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Since 2004, the artist has participated in about 35 group exhibitions in museums and galleries in Israel and around the world, including the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Haifa Museum of Art, and Neu Munster, Germany. Schlosser has participated in the group show “Love Me Tender” at Van de Weghe Gallery in Antwerp, alongside Louise Bourgeois and Kiki Smith.

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