To call Iftah Geva’s works lighter than air is to highlight both their effect on the viewer and their method of construction. His sculptures seem to float, defying gravity and interacting in a powerful way with their environments. “The sculptures I create are kinetic, not stationary,” he says, “and can wander in space.” In his works, simple shapes seem to turn in upon themselves, revealing unexpected views and finding new meanings when seen from different vantage points. Their smooth surfaces combine with a feeling of movement to create a world that reflects the artist’s vision and demonstrates his skill and scientific knowledge.
While Geva employs plywood in some works, the materials that exemplify his method are carbon fibers, used in the aeronautics and space industry, which are both very strong and incredibly light. That mixture lets him make pieces with a strong physicality as well as a spirituality that transcends it. With a sense of precision and purpose learned through his life experiences, the artist gives each of his pieces a distinctive focus and clarity.