Joint Exhibition of Sculptures: Ariel Moscovici & Sylvie Rivillon
Born in Romania, Ariel Moscovici’s first contact with stone sculpture took place at he age of 15, introducing him to the world of sculpture. Diverse styles and simple designs are the characteristics of his creations. He is adept at using an array of curves to illustrate “pictograms,” sculpting the language of creative space.
The majority of Moscovici’s creative themes are centered on concepts such as nature, earth, and environment to depict the relationship between man and nature, stimulate philosophical thoughts on time and life by examining the ultimate question of “the origin and meaning of life,” and eventually an exploration of the inner being.
Sylvie Rivillon’s early works were primarily made of clay and wood; in recent years, there has been a shift in the medium to marble and granite. Rich in contrasting imageries, the sculptures exhibit contradictory visual representations of rigidness and malleableness, lines and curves, as well as roughness and fineness.
Sylvie Rivillon’s geometric forms delineate the swell movements on water, the boundless horizon, and the imageries resembling a vertical extension of the sky. Using stone materials and their natural hues and portraying the black and white design which symbolizes the feminine and masculine conveys a corresponding cycle based on the relationship between mankind and all creations in the universe. Rivillon’s rigid stone sculptures are engraved with soft and fine lines to depict a balanced and serene tenacity and an internal rhythm and vitality which are of pivotal importance.
In addition to sculpting, Rivillon also paints. Her paintings and sculptures are two independent parallels, autonomous yet of a coherent unity. A proportion of her large creations invoke the visual aesthetics of ink painting grand and majestic yet incorporating elements or implicitness and elegance, exhibiting the same level of intensity embedded in her stone sculptures.