Aviv Grinberg (b.1991) is an interdisciplinary artist, currently lives and works in Tel Aviv. Grinberg’s practice utilizes various materials and mediums to push the boundaries of painting and sculpting, transforming their definitions, and exploring the realms which lie in between the two. While reflecting upon his personal background, Grinberg corresponds to matters of global social structures, changing ecosystems and consumerist human behavior, thus trying to interrupt these identities’ status-quo power play.
Driven mostly by the social-psychological aspects of cleanliness, Grinberg samples, isolates and re-examines cleaning products, thus exposing their dual nature - toxic and non-biodegradable, though necessary and aesthetic. By using plastic objects, which he traces from his nearby surroundings as well as industrial sites, he balances localism with mass-produced consumerism. Through large scale paintings and complex installations Grinberg reacts to his own behavior patterns, as well as to humanity's, in the present times.
Grinberg completed his BFA studies at the Shenkar Multidisciplinary Art School in 2017. His works have been exhibited in various museums and venues in Israel and abroad, including Zumu The Travelling Museum, Hanut Gallery, Mansion House and the University of Haifa. Grinberg has received the Margaret and Sylvan Adams Family Foundation Award for Art Graduates, and was chosen as a Promising Emerging Artist by the Edmond De Rothschild Foundation. He participated in Facebook Artist in Residence Program and was recently chosen as one of Forbes-Israel's 30 under 30 most influential individuals.
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