Yoram Wolberger

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Toy Soldier #4 (Offhand Position) , 3D digital scanning, CNC digital sculpting, Reinforced Fiberglass Composite, Urethane / 72 x 60 x 24 in

Alternative view

Soldier Portrait #1, 2015 / resin cast / 20 x 10 x 10 inches

Soldier Portrait #1, 2015 / resin cast / 20 x 10 x 10 inches
(alternate view)

Blue Cowboy #2 (Rifleman), 2008 / reinforced cast fiberglass composite and pigmented resin / 75 x 60 x 22 inches / edition of 3 + 2 APs

CA Mission, 2011 / Reinforced Fiberglass, Steel, Urethane Paint
H18 ft x L 14ft x 6 in
"Millennium Tower"" Public Art Commission (San Francisco, CA)

Male baseball #1, 2009
3-D digital Scan, CNC Sculpting, bronze and chrome / 84 x 65 x 29 in.
(AP 1/1 Collection of San Diego Public Library Foundation)

Red Indian #4 (Spearman), 2007
reinforced cast fiberglass composite and pigment resin / 78 x 60 x 24 inches
Collection of The Brooklyn Art Museum

Red Indian #2 (Bowman), 2006
reinforced fiberglass and pigmented resin / 94.5 x 78 x 27 inches
collection of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation

Red Indian Chief, 2005 / Reinforced fiberglass composite / 91.5 x 76.75 x 19.25 inches
Private Collection, Los Angeles, CA

Hutch, 2001 / Wood, wood products, and brass hardware / 156 x 72 x 24 inches / Collection of the McNay Art Museum

Madonna, 2004
3D digital scanning, CNC digital sculpting, polyester foam, pigmented resin
72 x 33 x 16 inches
collection of the Orange County Museum of Art

Toy Soldier #3 (Crawling Soldier), 2004
3-D digital scanning, CNC digital sculpting, reinforced fiberglass, pigmented resin
18 x 102 x 36 inches
collection of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation

Farm Girl, 2001
3D digital scanning, CNC digital sculpting, polyester foam, pigmented resin
Dimensions variable
collection of the Brooklyn Museum

Calf, 2004 / cast plastic and polyester foam, edition of 6 / 36 x 13 x 15 inches

White Bunny #1, 2004 / cast plastic, edition of 3 / 19 x 12 x 5 inches

Lamb, 2004 / cast plastic, edition of 6 / 23 x 5.5 x 14 inches

Sheep, 2004 / cast plastic and polyester foam, edition of 6 / 30 x 12 x 15 inches

Hutch, 2001 / Wood, Wood Products, Brass Hardware / 156in x 72in x 24 inches

Princess Set, 1998 – 2000
This work has four elements that transform and turn themselves inside out:
A. Princess Set / Night Stand; Wood, Wood products, hinges;; 24in x 19in x 14in (Variable); 1998.
B. Princess Set / Dresser; Wood, Wood products, hinges; 30in x 96in x 15in (Variable); 1999.
C. Princess Set / Desk; Wood, Wood products, hinges; 30in x 84in x 15in; (Variable); 2000.
D. Princess Set / Vanity; Wood, Wood products, hinges; 30in x 84in x 15in; (Variable); 2000.

Princess Set, 1998 – 2000
OPEN VIEW

Red Gun Blue Gun, 2013 / resin cast / 11.5 x 6 x 1.5 inches each

Red Gun Blue Gun (detail), 2013 / resin cast / 11.5 x 6 x 1.5 inches each

Biography

Yoram Wolberger uses childhood toys and everyday domestic items to create his large scale sculptures, foregrounding the latent symbolism and cultural paradigms of these objects that so subtly inform Western culture. By enlarging this ephemera to life size, Wolberger emphasizes the distortions of their original manufacture disallowing any real illusion and conceptually forcing the viewer to reconsider their meanings. When enlarged beyond any possibility of dismissal, we see that toy soldiers create lines between Us and Them, plastic cowboys and Indians marginalize and stereotype the Other, even wedding cake bride and groom figurines dictate our expected gender roles. Wolberger (b. 1963, Tel Aviv, Israel) earned his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute's (CA) New Genres Department. He has had solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, and has been featured in group exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum of Art (NY), deCordova Sculpture Park (MA), the Aldrich Contemporary Museum (CT), Orange County Museum of Art (CA), Museum of Contemporary Art (IL) and the Israeli Museum of Modern Art (Israel) among others. His works have been acquired for the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum of Art (NY), Frederick R. Weisman Foundation (CA), the Orange County Museum of Art (CA), Sweeney Art Gallery, University of California Riverside (CA) and the McNay Art Museum (TX). The artist lives and works in San Francisco, CA. For a full biography and curriculum vitae, please click the PDF download link below.