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Amir Sharon

   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 




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Amir Sharon - living and working

Born on 10. December 1957 in Haifa / Israel

1975-1976                    Art academy Avni, Tel-Aviv
1979                             comming to Düsseldorf /Germany
1980-1984                    Art academy Düsseldorf
1984                             Meisterschüler title by Prof. Klapheck
1985-1986                    Living and working in Haifa /  Israel
1986-1988                    Living and  working in Los Angeles / U.S.A.
1988-1990                    Living and Working in Haifa / Israel
since 1990                    Living working and enjoying life mostly in Düsseldorf / Germany


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Amir and Friends


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