The mirrors making up the
Deadline collection by Ron Gilad are ingeniously designed hybrid objects,
combining premier engineering and carpentry skills of the highest order. Twelve
unique pieces, each set in its own black or white ashwood frame, each of which
boasts a different texture and shape. Every piece is composed of two sheets of
glass, 12mm apart. The front face is silvered, the back being coloured orange,
blue, or red. These colours are reflected in the second mirror, to create a
subtle interplay of graphic shapes. The frame comes apart so the mirrors can be
cleaned. It is fitted with high-profile joints, the better to emphasise that
this is an example of MedaMade craftsmanship. The oblong, square, or
rectangular frames highlight the difference between each option, reinforcing
the idea of the unique nature of the work of art.
Ron Gilad’s hybrid
objects combine material wit with aesthetic play; they sit on the fat,
delicious line between the abstract and the functional.
Gilad is fascinated
with philosophizing about the common objects we live with.
His work, which vary
from sculptures to production pieces, have no “expiration date” and reside in
both public and private collections worldwide.
Gilad asks unceasing
questions in 3D form and fabricates answers that create an arena for fertile