Itamar Jobani’s is an Israeli, Brooklyn based conceptual sculptor. The installation in the gallery is part of his reinterpretation of the German photographer August Sanders in a compilation of photographic works called, “People of the 20th Century, 1911-1950.” August Sander’s is recognized for being a portrait documentarian. Sanders’ success today is given to him because he photographs ordinary people, but primarily people who are recognizable archetypes such as the cook, the nun, the school girls etc… and is also accredited for capturing a sense masculinity in the portraits. Jobani spins off of Sander’s success to reinvent his own mode of documenting the people of our 21st century. The sculptures are made of a variety of different materials such as drift wood, plastic crowns, clay, mirrors, drums. In addition to mimicking August Sander’s photographic works, Itamar Jobani deconstructs the philosophy to undermine Sander’s intent and customize it to the artists existential perspective.
The sculputes are all for sale, starting at 3,000 Canadian dollars