Philip Rantzer

Philip Rantzer is one of the giants of contemporary Israeli art. His work in sculpture, assemblage, mobiles, mixed media and drawing using found objects are zany, sardonic and magical. Never forgetting his childhood in an Israeli transit camp, he uses found materials to create dada and surreal masterpieces. His work also owes a debt and pays homage to fellow Romanian Constantin Brancusi. Rantzer’s works deal idiosyncratically with larger themes of civic justice, class warfare, and environmental destruction. But the objects themselves never lose a sense of childhood wonder and fascination blending horror and humour to jolt the viewer’s thought processes.

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