Selected Works

Over the past decades Uri Dushy has been investigating the origins of art. In his own way he insists upon joining and creating within artistic genres unprecedented to him, provocatively challenging, mastering and adopting technical production processes. There is a considerable amount of daring – at times bordering on the naive – in the manner by which Uri Dushy copes with the challenges he undertakes. Perhaps in this course of his lies the key to understanding his success in the field of Israeli public art and the international exhibition establishments frequented by his works over the last decades.

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Genuine and profound love of the creation process along with true inspiration from both classic and current artwork characterize Uri Dushy’s works. Dushy appreciates beauty and aesthetics, believing that it is his professional responsibility to contribute to their existence in the world. Uri Dushy’s sculptures consist of five main series, along with his photo collage and painting artworks. The first and main series includes the public sculptures permanently positioned across cities and parks in Israel. Uri Dushy’s work does not confine itself to the limits of his private studio, but rather exits into the public realm – into open sites frequented by bypassers and members of the community who are not necessarily familiar with museums and galleries.

His public art works are colorful, positive, understandable and intended for the eyes of all people, thus contributing to their cheerful outlook. It can be said that the works reflect a positive inspiration sent from the artist to his audience, which returns the positive energy that contributes to the continuity of the artist’s creation. These projects included the urban landscape sculptures took place in over a dozen cities across Israel, among which are Ashkelon, Holon, Petach-Tikva, Jerusalem, Rishon Le Zion, Ra’anana and more.

The second series is that of unique wall sculptures consisting of two-dimensional clusters of figures in animated order that creates the illusion of movement. The animation-like movement, which advances along the sculpture’s space, presents a narrative image situated in different urban environments. The third series includes small sized interior metal sculptures. Each figure is represented as a two-dimensional silhouette situated in its own sculptural environment, a base of stone or a variety of other materials, upon which it plays out its role in the narrative.

The three dimensional bronze sculptures make up the fourth series. The added dimension enriches the figures with nuances which don’t exist in the two-dimensional works. There is an element of freshness in the altered use he makes of the daily and realistic symbols he chooses. The virtual sculpture project, “Status”, presents the fifth series which includes 2 meter high mixed media figures that expose their extreme emotional states while conducting a dialogue with classical sculpting theories.

Parallel to his Israeli career, Uri Dushy exhibited in one-man exhibitions around the world and participated in numerous group exhibitions and international art projects.