An interview with
Yechiam Gal Hello Yechiam, and a warm welcome to LandEscape. I would start this interview with my usual introductory question: what does in your opinion define a work of Art? By the way, what could be in your opinion the features that mark an artwork as a piece of Contemporary Art? Do you think that there's a dichotomy between tradition and contemporariness?
First, I want to thank LandEscape for taking the time to study my work and to give me this wonderful opportunity to show my work; I am deeply moved and appreciative. As for your question, I am not sure I can define a work interview of art; I’m not sure there are specific an with ingredients that, if combined, definitively form a piece of art. I do believe that art is generated, through the passage of time, by the evolution of culture. I think contemporary art is part of the creative process that borrows material and knowledge from our current existence and reshapes it. In other words, in art, objects and people do not have a static or unvarying role, but their meanings are fashioned by humans in the context of culture since we have the ability to give meaning or significance to something. Would you like to tell us something about your background? In particular, are there any experiences that have influenced your development as an artist and on the way you currently produce your artworks? By the way, during these years you have earned a wide experience as a teacher, so I would like to tale this occasion to ask your point about formal training: I sometimes wonder if a certain kind
of training could stifle a young artist's creativity...
My artwork is the sum of my evolving experiences and accumulated knowledge. I don’t think I can point to a singular event and say, “This is the one.” As we accrue information and assimilate it, our views, philosophy, and convictions become more sophisticated and complex, so we are able to create on a more elegant or elaborate level as our field of vision, so to speak, broadens. About the second question, I think it’s important to understand the difference between training and educating.
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