Zadok Ben-David


Israeli sculptor Zadok Ben-David brings his internationally acclaimed exhibition Blackfield to Australia. Currently showing at Annandale Galleries,the display includes large scale works replicating the human form and a monumental 5000 piece installation consisting of miniature flower and plant sculptures. Each of the small pieces that make up the work are painted black on the front and tinted in various colours on the reverse side. This is intended to deceive the audience’s vision as they slowly rotate around the installation and view the work changing colour right before their eyes.

Ben-David was born in Yemen before immigrating to Israel later that year. He studied at Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, Jerusalem, Reading University and St. Martin’s School of Art, London. He has received various awards including the 2005 Tel Aviv Museum Prize for Sculpture and the 2007 Grande Premio at the XIV Biennial Internacional de Arte de Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal. He has been commissioned to create a sculptural work for the Beijing Olympics and has exhibited largely on an international scale at spaces including 121 Gallery, Antwerp, Galerie Albrecht, Munich, and Ambrosino Gallery, Miami.