Arieh Lewertoff starts his artistic work at the age of 50.
After collecting old objects, sometimes unusual, in the streets of Geneva, waste and flea markets, he undertakes an artistic approach that consists of creating sculptures with these objects, diverting them from their original function. Thus these objects acquire a new life that will never meet the programmed obsolescence.
He creates sculptures of what he likes to call “benevolent robots” and of animals. These characters have a tender and almost human look, even though their eyes are often only old bolts or watch dials. These creatures, made entirely of recovery equipment, have a lot of charm. By recycling with talent and imagination, their parent has reassembled the elements of their scattered soul.
With this approach close to the art brut, Arieh Lewertoff causes a reflection on our relationship to the object, our habits of overconsumption and excessive waste. It questions, not without some irony, our relationship to robots and other humanoids with artificial intelligence, threatening many of our jobs and often having an unpleasant visual appearance.
After a first exhibition at the Rue des Artiste gallery (Salle Centrale Madeleine, Geneva), Arieh Lewertoff continues his creation and prepares a new exhibition scheduled for autumn 2019.
” Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
– Pablo Picasso
The notebooks (1452-1519)