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Boaz Torfstein

Joined Artfinder: Nov. 2018

Artworks for sale: 19

United Kingdom

About Boaz Torfstein

 
 
  • Biography
    Inscribing marks into surfaces remains a relevant form of creative practice in this digital age. Drawings and other inscriptive practices are, however, often dismissed in a variety of ways: relegated to the status of images or objects of study rather than representing an understanding of the world in their own right. Drawing is used internationally across many fields in a supporting role as a first translation of an idea into materiality; a research or exploration tool that allows easily produced representations of ideas. As such, it is sometimes considered as an activity or frame of mind rather than a medium in its own right. It is these exact traits of drawing that I am drawn to as an artist. To draw is to look critically at a scene (in the widest possible meaning) and to see what is actually there, then to deconstruct it and translate it into a visual representation. There is a disparity between seeing and understanding, a disparity that can be negotiated via critical observation; a necessary skill for every drafter, especially working on the go, in a hectic, buzzing, urban environment. As new media/technology increasingly fills our world, I am drawn to the simple act of looking. Looking directly at the object I am studying, with no filters or technological assistance that are rapidly becoming part of our core self.
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  • Education

    2016 - 2018

    Central Saint Martin's

    2006 - 2009

    Ben Gurion University

  • Awards

    2018

    GloArt Residency

    Gloart month long fully funded art residency at Gloart's center in Lanaken, Belgium.
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    Previous events

    Event: Flock '18

    Dates: July 23, 2018 - Sept. 7, 2018

    Venue: GX Gallery, 43 Denmark Hill London SE5 8RS

    GX Gallery showed an exhibition of selected graduates from across the London major art schools

    Event: 2018 MA Fine Art Degree Show

    Dates: May 23, 2018 - May 31, 2018

    Venue: Lethaby Gallery, Granary Square, Kings Cross, London

    Final show for the MA Fine Art degree course at Central Saint Martin's.

    Event: Studio Complex

    Dates: April 1, 2018 - April 14, 2018

    Venue: Tate Modern Exchange, London

    A show through Central Saint Martin's at the Tate Exchange

    Event: Untold

    Dates: Jan. 29, 2018 - Feb. 9, 2018

    Venue: 2 Northdown, London

    A SERIES OF IMMERSIVE EVENTS TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL STORYTELLING WEEK

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Education

2016 - 2018

Central Saint Martin's

2006 - 2009

Ben Gurion University


Awards

2018

GloArt Residency

Gloart month long fully funded art residency at Gloart's center in Lanaken, Belgium.

There are no upcoming events

Show previous events Hide previous events

Previous events

Event: Flock '18

Dates: July 23, 2018 - Sept. 7, 2018

Venue: GX Gallery, 43 Denmark Hill London SE5 8RS

GX Gallery showed an exhibition of selected graduates from across the London major art schools

Event: 2018 MA Fine Art Degree Show

Dates: May 23, 2018 - May 31, 2018

Venue: Lethaby Gallery, Granary Square, Kings Cross, London

Final show for the MA Fine Art degree course at Central Saint Martin's.

Event: Studio Complex

Dates: April 1, 2018 - April 14, 2018

Venue: Tate Modern Exchange, London

A show through Central Saint Martin's at the Tate Exchange

Event: Untold

Dates: Jan. 29, 2018 - Feb. 9, 2018

Venue: 2 Northdown, London

A SERIES OF IMMERSIVE EVENTS TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL STORYTELLING WEEK


 

Biography

Inscribing marks into surfaces remains a relevant form of creative practice in this digital age. Drawings and other inscriptive practices are, however, often dismissed in a variety of ways: relegated to the status of images or objects of study rather than representing an understanding of the world in their own right. Drawing is used internationally across many fields in a supporting role as a first translation of an idea into materiality; a research or exploration tool that allows easily produced representations of ideas. As such, it is sometimes considered as an activity or frame of mind rather than a medium in its own right. It is these exact traits of drawing that I am drawn to as an artist. To draw is to look critically at a scene (in the widest possible meaning) and to see what is actually there, then to deconstruct it and translate it into a visual representation. There is a disparity between seeing and understanding, a disparity that can be negotiated via critical observation; a necessary skill for every drafter, especially working on the go, in a hectic, buzzing, urban environment. As new media/technology increasingly fills our world, I am drawn to the simple act of looking. Looking directly at the object I am studying, with no filters or technological assistance that are rapidly becoming part of our core self.
 
 
 
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