At first glance the paintings of  Amir Sharon look like simple paintings. They depict easily identifiable still life objects, which are part of the arsenal that we use daily – common household items that we live and work with – objects that can be carried in one hand. If the represented objects are taken at face value, the maening is banal – a hammer is a hammer, a match is a match. Under this premise the painting`s meaning is no secret. One feels that one can read or understand it quite easily and effortlessly. However, itbecomes readily apparent that the painting is not as it originally seemed. The fact that these oversized objects occupy an otherwise empty space, an isolated vacuum without any spatial perspective, distinguish them from their everyday counterparts. A major part of Amir Sharon`s process of creation is the staging. The staging appears in the painting, as well as in the title, therfore staging and titling are not seperated, but rather linked together in Amir`s unique approach to the creation process. He uses his objects/themes as actors. By placing or posing it on a specific stage, under carefully composed lighting conditions, and often masked or disguised in some way, Amir uses the object to tell a certain story and act a certain part, a part very different from its more mundane usage. Each „actor” could play a specific role in one painting, and a completely different role in another. Indeed, the staging process provides Amir with considerable enjoyment in utilizing these commonplace objects in an uncommon fashion. To this end, he has no  reservation about cutting them, breaking them, or combining them with other non-related objects. By painting themin a classic manner, Amir wishes to remove the question, „What is it ?” and, instead, to put forward the question, „Why is it ?” or „What does it mean to me ?”

Living with these objects in his atelier, and under the guiding principle of having fun and taking pleasure of creation, A mir Sharon develops his world – „Stage Realism” .
B.J. Daniels

 

 

Exebition – Highlights

1974                     Galery Ritz                               Haifa / Israel
1974                     Galery Hagefen                       Haifa / Israel
1976                     Galery Raja                              Tel Aviv / Israel
1977                     Beit sokolow                            Tel Aviv / israel
1977                     Galery Beitshild                      Haifa / Israel
1978                     Galery Blum                            Jerusalem / Israel
1983                     Finanzamt Nord                     Düsseldorf / Germany
1984                     Kunstverein Velen                 Velen / Germany
1985                     Galery Knocke                         Knocken / Belgien
1986                     Modern art Museum              Mülheim a.d. Ruhr / Germany
1986                     Goldmann galery                    Haifa / Israel
1987                     Art Fair                                     Los Angeles / U.S.A
1987                     Robertson Galery                    Los Angeles / U.S.A
1988                     Goldmann Kraft Galery        Chicago / U.S.A
1990                     Arbel Galery                            Jerusalem / Israel
1991                     Glahe Galery                             Moskau / Russia
1992                     Boden Openhof                       Köln / Germany
1993                     Galery Maria and Josef          Köln / Germany
1996                     Galery Rosi                               Köln / Germany