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Rami Ater, born 1960, multidisciplinary artist, focusing on abstract and symbolistic sculpting in iron.
Ater’s passion for artistic creation in general and iron sculpting in particular (which he stumbled into by chance) has been residing within him for many years. Over the years, he cooked, wrote poetry and dealt with photography, but these were always pursued recreationally rather than occupationally – taking a backseat to his “real” job. Although knowing, deep down, that iron sculpting is his way to self-actualization, his dream and desire to create and return to engaging with iron, waited in the background.
Life’ s involuted chain of events – pivotal moments, jarring experiences, introspection and revelatory insights – has led him back to his roots and allowed him to reconnect with his love of iron sculpting. The reunion with this material gave birth to a very personal artistic practice that emanates from within as a figurative expression of Ater’s emotional world.
Currently, sculpture is the main activity in his life. Along the way, Ater has enriched his technical capabilities through learning in Rami Rudich’s studio, where he continues to create daily. Ater perceives iron, which is a medium full of contradictions, as most suitable for expressing his complex inner world, at times through posing a struggle and at times through accommodating a dialog.
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“Rami Ater has created a series of iron sculptures with an upward motion, lending a mythical interpretation to infinity. Choosing iron, which is a hard material that comes from the soil. Ater creates a fascinating tapestry of tower-like models, inviting the observers to dive and soar along their lines into the depth of the psyche and up to the non-existent.”
Doron Pollack, artist, curator, critic, about some of my sculptures
2017 – Upcoming: 2017, Oblivion, TLV ARTIST HOUSE
2015 – In Between, Tel Aviv opera house
2014 – Insights, Jerusalem theater gallery
2013 – Works, Bet Gabriel
2015 – “Les quatre coins du monde festival”, Wolfson Museum, Jerusalem
2015 – Stuttgart, Germany
2015 – Frankfurt, Germany
2014 – ArtWorks, Munich ,Germany (Art fair)
2014 – My favorite work, Petah Tikva Culture Hall
2014 – Inspired, Petah Tikva City Gallery
2014 – Iron Dome & tear, Tel Aviv
2014 – Up, Up, Givataim City Gallery
2013 – Artists, Petah Tikva City Gallery
2013 – Homme/Femme: l”Illusion de la réalité, Galerie Claire Corcia, Paris
2013 – Art and Objecthood, Volvo showroom, Tel Aviv
2013 – Home Land, Jerusalem
2012 – Winter Salon, Raanana City Gallery
Beit Gabriel on the Kinneret
2015 – Honorable Mention: “Barrier”
This sculpture by Rami Ater is both ominous and beautiful. We all deal with barriers, some are really for our protection and good and others just get in the way. This piece speaks to me in a way that offers hope and the ability that we all have to find solutions. I really love that we can see through this barrier and while we know that it is made of heavy steel, it is airy and some of the parts at the top appear to be even weightless.