Yuval Pudik’s Creativity and Hard Work Earn Him International Recognition: A blog about the creative process and how much hard work it takes to make an artist successful.
As a multi-disciplinary artist, Yuval Pudik has exhibited widely in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. He has been featured in Art in America, San Francisco Chronicle, and GLUE Magazine and has published Better Becoming, a catalog with Cederteg Press, Stockholm, Sweden. In addition to being an abstract painter who works on public art projects and commercial gallery shows, Pudik’s work explores spirituality, psychology, and culture.
Yuval Pudik creates a unique blend of art and new media. He combines his passion for photography and painting with his trademark video installation.
The community that surrounds Yuval Pudik is one that encourages creative expression and artistic collaboration while supporting the development of new perspectives on identity.
In his work as an artist, he seeks to create a community around the vision of art. His work explores issues of identity and representation by focusing on questions related to identity construction through art-making practices as well as through critical reflection on contemporary art practices.
In Better Becoming: Yuval Pudik – Works on Paper (1998-2002), he explores these issues through works on paper that reflect upon his own identity as an Israeli Jew living in Paris during the 1980s when Israeli soldiers were sent to Lebanon in 1982 after their failed attempt to invade Lebanon during Operation Peace for Galilee.
Pudik’s work, which is often described as a blend of painting, sculpture, and architecture, is connected by the act of erasure. This act represents the idea that each day a person has to make choices about how to spend their time. The importance of this choice can be overwhelming, giving one’s life a sense of weight. Pudik uses this idea of choice to connect individual pieces, giving them meaning beyond the surface layer.
To create a community around your vision is to transform an ordinary idea into an established reality. It helps you focus on what you really want, acknowledge the gaps in your knowledge, and provides a path forward. By making that community as diverse as possible, you have the opportunity to gain from the collective wisdom of many different people.
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