Composites, 1996-2000

A last burst of artistic creativity brought to life the composites, a series of works that emerged from the flat, steel explorations but this time with an added colour and energy.

Etrog went full circle and created a body of work that resonate many of the issues that intrigue him in his original wood constructions. Yet, working in a collage technique and utilizing a variety of materials from “found objects” (plastic milk crates, wood scraps, rubber doormat), these pieces offer a new engagement in colour, texture, and materiality. Despite the abstract appearance of the composites, some of them are actually representational in their appearance and make explicit references to the Holocaust – a subject that previously was only referenced indirectly in his work.

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Composite 12, 1997-1998