Tzuri Gueta uses his signature material, lace injected with silicone, to produce large-scale works of art and decorative elements for private and public places alike. He was the recipient of the City of Paris Grand Prix de la Création; won the American-Israeli prize ‘‘The Andy’’ (the Andrea M. Bronfman Prize for the Arts); and was awarded the ‘‘Créateur’’ prize by the Fondation Ateliers d’Art de France, the French federation of crafts professionals.
Gueta recently put on exhibits of his works at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and the Great Greenhouses of the Jardin des Plantes, the botanical garden of the National Museum of Natural History in Paris.
Applying silicone-fed lace to objects or works of art enables me to express the themes that matter most to me – nature, the sea, and the organic world, and our relationship to them. I also like the idea of using an ultra-contemporary material to imitate the patina of time an object acquires when it has been left behind in the depths of a jungle or at the bottom of the sea.