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Benny Ferdman

Artist Statement

My work draws from diverse narratives of East European Jewish culture; a culture that once expressed itself in Yiddish—the language I grew up speaking. 

Focusing on the nexus between nature and culture, my journey has led through broad explorations of diverse cultural realities, to a more intimate engagement with East European Jewish traditions and history. My paintings, sculptures and installations are animated by a mix of folkloric and natural forms, ancient text, the past, the present, language, renewal and contradiction; as an artist I am both rooted in, and bound by, these themes.

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