In Hebrew, CUTTING-EDGE means a pictorial style that leads to innovative creation and cutting-edge new techniques. David Gerstein and Eden Vakk, who respectively works in Israel and Korea, located in the west end and east end of Asia, present a unique creation technique called 'Cut-out'.
he two artists studied at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem as a teacher and student. This is the first exhibition to design focused on the creation technique of two artists and their influential relationship as a mentor-student.
The familiar images that Gerstein deals with stem from not only his hometown Israel but also the urban landscape, people, and local cultures of Paris, New York, and London, where he stayed to experience global art trends. Gerstein's artwork contains the joy and humor of life. Bright and colorful colors and forms create a familiar and free-spirited atmosphere and convey a concise but hopeful message of life to us.
Eden Vakk's knot painting series symbolize the mother's prayer for heaven, and the blooming series express the manifestation of God through blank space, which represents the mother's love in comparison to God's love. Both knot painting and the blooming series are colorful works presenting solid love by being layered.