roi alter

A Few Necessities
14 March – 18 April 2015

Private View: Saturday 14 March, 5 – 8pm
JOEY RAMONE is proud to present "A Few Necessities", the 2nd solo exhibition in the gallery by Israeli artist Roi Alter. The exhibition opens on Saturday 14 March and runs till Saturday 18 April.

"A Few Necessities" contains representations and shreds of some common dwellings of human culture - technology, ideology, conflict, recreation and expansion.
Sculptures and installations made out of found materials (a flower crate, a carpet, broom sticks, plastic bags), paintings and drawings, compose Roi Alter's universe. The element of experimentation is profound not only in the substances Alter uses as the starting point for his work, but also in the objects and images that build up his formal vocabulary. A make-shift rocket, a hybrid animal – weapon, a fragile aqueduct team up not only to recreate the world from which they derive but also negotiate the way in which we relate to them, as well as their properties and how we choose to invest in them.
Through humor, irony and insight but also a strong desire for subversion the works presented appear to be vital munitions in the face of contemporary society. They are but observations of the human dwelling, as full as it is with contradictory advancement and transgression, creation and destruction, purpose and vanity. It is a celebration of the world gradually becoming a dystopia, kissing human culture on the cheek, then spitting in its face.

Roi Alter (IL, 1980) studied at The Bezalel Academy for Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel (2006-2010) and obtain his Masters at the Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam (2011-2013).
He has participated in several group and solo exhibitions in The Netherlands, Greece, Israel and Germany, such as Art Rotterdam – New Art Section (2014), Shock Echelons, JOEY RAMONE, Rotterdam (2013); Art-Athina Contemporaries, Athens, Greece (2013), Present Forever, FatForm Amsterdam (2012) en Revolutionary Playgrounds, De Appel, Amsterdam (2011).