The main theme in Alon's works is an instantaneous and focused description of an intermediate situation: an environment whose given condition is dilapidated: It is not stable enough to exist nor viable enough to be disregarded. The materials that accommodate the works are taken from a world of a tangible substance, like a chair or an easel, but these are always there primarily to serve the work of art.
The touched-hanged furniture, the net of electric cables and burning light bulbs refers mainly to a great danger. In a moment it collapse, and the base of the common knowledge – that the artist and his audience are really speaking the same “language”, “understand” each other and belong to the same “culture” – will vanish. Alon is examining his relationships to the culture and society he lives in and puts himself as a member and a stranger at the same time.
Nir Alon, born 1964 in Israel, lives and works in Germany since 2001. Alon exhibited in the last years over 20 solo shows, and took part in many group exhibitions. His art works, drawings, objects and installations are in several collections in Europe and the USA.