For sale Mixed Media David Gerstein
Long Distance Runners
signed 'Gerstein' (lower middle)
hand painted cutout steel
Biography David Gerstein
Gerstein (Jerusalem 1944) is an Israeli born male painter and sculptor who creates works that are accessible to everybody. His style has been one in constant evolution. He began as a figurative painter and was recipient of the Israel Museum Prize for illustration. At the end of the 1970s he wished to expand the limits of two-dimensional painting, into painting in three-dimensions. He began cutting out the main subjects of each painting and to cancel the background, creating a unique and iconic cutout images, free standing in space. He created a variation of personal pop-art style, which he defined as second-generation pop-art. Following the path of Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann, and David Hockney.
Simultaneously to his wall-sculptures Gerstein had a great interest in sculpture in public spaces, he created more than 40 sculptures in public squares and plazas in Israel alone. His sculptures of bicycle riders were purchased by Lance Armstrong, and were mentioned in Stephen King's writings. Gerstein’s art offers his views a moment of reprieve into a more optimistic and Zen world filled with joyfull colors and a delightful aesthetic. The colors are dazzling and loud. The works of Gerstein have a subtle, humorous style.