Simcha Even-Chen

In my works I’m exploring the relationship between “free” three-dimensional space and the open and twisted two-dimensional geometric surfaces planted on it, giving a visual meaning without restricting the movements.
I’m focusing on balance between motion and stability, searching for relationships between mass, volume and balance, while concentrating on simple and harmonious architectural shapes. All my works address the tension between which is planned and that which is not, between the expected and unexpected. Borrowed from graphic paper, the grid-like pattern that covers my works offers a precise, scientific result. Although the works appear to be floating in midair, lacking any center of mass, the black color formed during the firing process using the Naked Raku technique bestows the illusion of gravitational grasp.