My story -
I was born in Uruguay to a family of immigrants who arrived in South America just before World War II from Poland. My parents made their living out of a delicatessen shop, but art was natural in their household. My father used to paint as a hobby, and his big dream was that one of his offspring would carry on the famous family name Huberman. Bronislav Huberman, my father's uncle, was a renown violinist, and the founder of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Tel Aviv.
I attended an American private school and from a very early age showed artistic tendencies, being specially gifted with my hands. At the age of 10 I used to make dough out of the white of the bread, make little roses with it, dry them, paint them and make little bunches with a pin behind, which I would sell to my friend's mothers as beautiful lapel pins. As a teenager I was sent to the USA on an exchange student program for one year, which I spent with a family in Michigan, where again, art was a part of everyday life. The mother painted, and the father, a Ford engineer, played the violin on his spare time and built his own violins by himself.
I emigrated to Israel in 1962. There I attended the Arts and Crafts school and specialized in ceramics. Soon I realized my real gift was sculpture, and ceramics was my first medium. But life made me seek a reliable and profitable income, so I turned my talents to textile design and created and directed a studio which provided printing firms with designs and printing cliches. So sculpture was a leisure time hobby for long years.
In the meantime I attended ceramic sculpture workshops at Shfaim, which is close to my home in Bnei Zion, a charming village some 20 miles north of Tel Aviv. Some four years ago I closed my textile design studio, and decided to pursue my lifelong love, sculpture.
So, Since the year 2000 I am fully dedicated to art. At first it was naturally all ceramics sculpture. Then I started exhibiting and getting very favorable responses from the public, who relished my work, bought, and encouraged me to go on to other media so it was only natural to take it one step further, to bronze. Since then I have participated in several exhibits, solo and group in Israel and abroad, and for the last four years I have been doing mainly bronzes. I have exhibited three times already at the New York Artexpo show, Art Miami, Art Philadelphia, and several International Art Fairs in Spain.
My sculptures are part of many private collections all around the globe, as well as being shown in several galleries in the USA, Israel, France, South Korea and Spain.
My main motive is humanity. My main concern in doing my sculptures is for them to convey my feelings to the public and indeed my pieces do express warmth, sensuality, sensitivity, joy of life, love, togetherness, tenderness, strength and motion. My lines are clean, the curves harmonious and my born sense of the third dimension and proportion makes my pieces achieve a unique perfection out of carefully planned distortions. My women are usually big based, even exagerated and somehow, this bigness, unlike our model's oriented real life ideal, only adds to their beauty and femininity.
My abstract pieces are a natural continuation of her flowing lines, with a dash of influence of the last century's Art Nouveau style, which she admires.
I casts my bronzes at a foundry near my home, which uses the lost wax method. I follow the whole process very closely, doing the finishing of the wax models by myself, and carefully supervising the polishing and finishing of my sculptures, up to the very special patinas I choose. I am a perfectionist and each one of my pieces shows it.
In my sculptures I try to express beauty, harmony in proportions and in the clean and fluid lines, to bring out good feelings of pleasure and peace of mind.
The round full lines and the wide hips in my female figures suggest voluptuosity, sensuality, the essence of femininity.
Working with everlasting materials and dealing with human eternal themes, positive and universal, gives me, besides the feeling of continuity, a more balanced perspective of life and the world.
Specially at these hard times, I find that the search for beauty and aesthetics gives me a sense of internal peace, a caress to the soul, a rising to higher levels that allows me to disconnect from oppresive realities, gives me hope and comfort, widening horizons, enriching the soul.
I was born in Uruguay, spent one year and finished high school in the USA and emmigrated to Israel in 1962, where I live up to this day. Sculpts professionally since 2000.
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