AHUVA ZELOOF

I M P E R F E C T I O N

 3D Viewing Room

 
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FOSSIL HEAD 4

Black Steatite stone with plinth in wood, marble and concrete

101 x 44 x 44 cm

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FRACTURED

Black Steatite stone with French Oak plinth


28 x 25 x 17 cm

SCARRED

Black Steatite stone with French Oak plinth

47 x 22 x 10 cm

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HOPE

Black Steatite stone with French Oak plinth

40 x 40 x 18 cm

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WHITE HEAD

Alabaster
37 x 35 x 26 cm

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EVOLUTION 2

Green Steatite stone
44 x 30 x 19 cm

WOMEN HEAD 3

Pink Steatite stone

52 x 30 x 28 cm

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MOUNTAIN PROFILE

Alabaster
25 x 34 x 7 cm

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Featuring over 30 works, this exhibition brings together a selection of important sculptures from the past decade, as well as a number of works from her new series in stone, created during the long weeks of self- isolation in lockdown and presented here for the first time; Scarred, Fractured and Hope.

For Zeloof, lockdown been an opportunity for looking within and reminiscing over a substantial body of work created since 2017. Curated together with Diba Art Gallery, the works presented in IMPERFECTION demonstrate both, Zeloof’s progression as a sculptor, and the vast array of mediums deployed by her, including bronze and glass, as well as hand sculpted and polished works in stone – the latter in a myriad of colours and variety, from ethereal alabaster to darkest black steatite.

 
 
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MOUNTAIN PROFILE

 

Glass
25 x 34 x 7 cm

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MOUNTAIN PROFILE

Golden Bronze
25 x 34 x 7 cm

FRAGMENT

Golden Bronze and

vert-de-gris​

24 x 14 x 8 cm

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BELOVED

Bronze
35 x 10 x 10 cm

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ME

 

Golden Bronze and 

vert-de-gris
55 x 30 x 15 cm

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US

Golden Bronze and 

vert-de-gris
47 x 32 x 18 cm

THEM

Golden Bronze and

vert-de-gris

58 x 38 x 16 cm

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MOVEMENT 7

Golden Bronze
 34 x 11 x 12 cm

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MOVEMENT 9

Bronze
26 x 33 x 13 cm

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NEW MOVEMENT 1

Bronze
38 x 20 x 11 cm

Zeloof’s figurative works are often described as ‘subconscious self-portraits’ and this has perhaps never been more so than in the shifting emotional and psychological states rendered in the sculptures of Five Black Rocks. These new works have an intense introspection and sense of dialogue with form and medium which is shared by so much of Zeloof’s work, including the tryptic, ‘Me, Us and Them’ and ‘Mountain Profile’.

Zeloof’s work is deeply influenced by yoga, a practice which inspired her exploration of the human body through sculpture. Her Movement and New Movement series portray figures cast in yogic poses, whilst monumental faces reference the mental clarity and serenity achieved through practising mindfulness. In the artist’s own words, “Just like practising yoga, when I sculpt, I listen to the medium, never forcing it into shapes and images, but instead working with it to discover its possibilities and limitations.”

MOVEMENT 4

Rust Terracotta patinated Bronze

42 x 6 x 7 cm

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MOVEMENT 2

White patinated Bronze
33 x 8 x 7 cm

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MOVEMENT 3

 

Bronze
43 x 5 x 7 cm

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MOVEMENT FLY 7

Vert-de-gris Bronze
30 x 25 x 9 cm

MOVEMENT 6

Silver patinated Bronze

48 x 8 x 3 cm

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MOVEMENT 5

Golden patinated Bronze
42 x 10 x 5 cm

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MOVEMENT 1

Bronze
52 x 12 x 12 cm

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MOVEMENT 6

Bronze
48 x 8 x 3 cm

Despite turning her hand to sculpture later in life, Zeloof continues to defy conventions about what it is to be a woman in ‘Third Age’, conquering the 21st century. In the context of an art-world saturated with youth and graduate shows, it is refreshing to see a woman in her seventies take centre stage with such vigour and aplomb, creating work full of energy and rich with life experiences.

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE

LIFE

Glass 
58 x 14 x 22 cm

(Carved Alabaster sculpture available at the Gallery)

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