Yossi Ben Abu

Seattle, WA

For as long as I can remember, I have been drawn to shapes, patterns, geometry, and structure. Math was never my strong suit. So, I looked for other ways to satisfy my curiosity. I spent years sketching, designing, cutting and folding different materials into three-dimensional arrangements that expressed significantly more than the simple essence of the material.
As an artist, I enjoy studying patterns, shapes, placement, and forms. I find it fascinating to use precisely cut geometrical figures made from paper, wood, glass, and porcelain to explore nonverbal ways of expressing and exploring emotions and desires.
In recent years, I have worked primarily with paper – a simple, clean, everyday material. I transform the medium into patterns that can be simultaneously precise and abstract. By forcing motion into collections of paper bodies, I am able to express different feelings visually. My art breaks the mathematical beauty that exists in perfectly balanced geometrical shapes in order to illustrate feelings I cannot otherwise express.

Swirl Blue