Dialogues & Anti-logues - 2004 -14

The Dialogue series, which has been a major preoccupation of mine
for the last decade,
is based on a simple illusionist form
of two cartoon faces in confrontation.

Its artistic expansion and development may have been inspired
by my studies of
the teachings of the noted philosopher,
Martin Buber (the famous I-Thou  /  I-It paradigm)

and its application in modern Gestalt psychology.
The I-Thou Dialogues show two faces

in harmony and balance,
while in the I-It paintings (which I call Anti-logues),
the second face
is diminished or non-existent.
Another important influence stems from my kabbalah studies,
which deals at length
with the “changing faces” of the cherub statues
on the Ark of the Covenant
and their esoteric ramifications.

SLIDE SHOW on the Dialogues
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU9LmM8S6V4


Several of the dialogues can also fit the context of the Seven Deadly Sins


MORE INFORMATION ON THE CHERUBS


INFORMATION IN HEBREW - עברית



Dialogue (Anti-logue)  #11 - Greed
 
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The I – IT paradigm.
Exploiting & sucking the life force of the other.


  acrylics on canvas

40" x 40"  (102 x 102 cm)







Dialogue (Anti-logue)  #12 - Anger
 
dialogues 10

  acrylics on canvas

40" x 40"  (102 x 102 cm)







Dialogue (Anti-logue)  #13 - Pride
 
dialogues 10

  acrylics on canvas

40" x 40"  (102 x 102 cm)








Dialogue (Anti-logue)  #14 - Gluttony
 
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The I – IT paradigm.
Here the “other” doesn’t exist at all –
only me, me, me and my tummy


  acrylics on canvas

40" x 40"  (102 x 102 cm)







Dialogue (Anti-logue) #16 - Sloth
  
dialogues 16

  acrylics on canvas

40" x 40"  (102 x 102 cm)







Dialogue #17 - Harmony
 
Harmony

  acrylics on canvas

40" x 40"  (102 x 102 cm)








Dialogue #18 - Birthing
 
Birthing


Birthing can be considered the primal example
of the I – THOU dialogue paradigm.

  acrylics on canvas

40" x 40"  (102 x 102 cm)







Dialogue #19 - Memory
 
Memory

  acrylics on canvas

40" x 40"  (102 x 102 cm)








Dialogue #20 - Inside the Brain
 
Brain


The EEG battle between the good
and evil inclinations in one’s head.


  acrylics on canvas

40" x 40"  (102 x 102 cm)








Dialogue #22 - See-Saw
 
See-Saw

  acrylics on canvas

40" x 40"  (102 x 102 cm)








Dialogue #23 - Schizo
 
Schizo

  acrylics on canvas

40" x 40"  (102 x 102 cm)


 





Antilogue #24 - Paranoia
 
Paranoia

Biting the hand that feeds you

  acrylics on canvas

37" x 37"  (94 x 94 cm)







Antilogue #25 - Eating Each Other Alive
 
Eating

  acrylics on canvas

37" x 37"  (94 x 94 cm)







Antilogue #26 - Vortex
 
Vortex

Hold my hand as we drown together into
the Black Hole of Oblivion

  acrylics on canvas

37" x 37"  (94 x 94 cm)






Dialogue #27 - Marriage
 
Marriage

Portrait of the Artist and his Wife

  acrylics on canvas

37" x 37"  (94 x 94 cm)







Dialogue #28 - Mystery
 
Mystery

  acrylics on canvas

37" x 37"  (94 x 94 cm)








Antilogue #29 - The Snake and Eve
 
Eve & the Snake

The snake as Adam's alter ego

  acrylics on canvas

37" x 37"  (94 x 94 cm)








Dialogue #30 - Amoebic Love
 
Amoebic Love

Let's ooze together like we did last summer.

  acrylics on canvas

37" x 37"  (94 x 94 cm)





Dialogue #31 - A Slip of the Tongue
 
Slip of the Tongue

  acrylics on canvas

28" x 28"  (71 x 71 cm)







Dialogue #32 - Protection
 
Protection

  acrylics on canvas

28" x 28"  (71 x 71 cm)






Dialogue #33 - The Shechina
 
Schenina

The three partners in a marriage:
the man, his wife and the Shechina
(the indwelling of the divine spirit)


  acrylics on canvas
37" x 37"  (94 x 94 cm)








Antilogue #34 - Pasha
 

Pasha

  acrylics on canvas

37" x 37"  (94 x 94 cm)









Dialogue #35 - Love in Outer Space
 
Outer Space

  acrylics on canvas

33" x 33"  (84 x 84 cm)









Dialogue #36 - Keep Your Guard Up
 
Guard Up

A defence mechanism borrowing from Picasso's minotaur.

 
acrylics on canvas
33" x 33"  (84 x 84 cm)





 

Antilogue # 37 - Getting Visceral

 
Visceral

A Slice of Life

  acrylics on canvas

33" x 33"  (84 x 84 cm)





Dialogue # 38 - Searching for the Light

 
  Light


Searching for the candle of illumination,
obscured by the hatching net of
 "Skin of the Serpent", a kabbalistic
metaphor for our mundane "reality"


 
acrylics on canvas
33" x 33"  (84 x 84 cm)







Dialogue # 39 - Mother-Daughter Argument

 
Shout

 
acrylics on canvas
33" x 33"  (84 x 84 cm)







Dialogue # 40 - The Eye of Providence

 
Eye

 
acrylics on canvas with marble
33" x 33"  (84 x 84 cm)







Dialogue # 41- Riding the Waves
 
Waves

acrylics on canvas (prototype for larger painting)
10 1/2" x 16" (27 x 40 cm)



Dialogue #42 - Stop Screaming at Me

screaming

acrylics on canvas
17 1/2" x 17 1/2" (45 x 45 cm)



Dialogue #43 - Aged Couple

screaming

  acrylics on canvas (prototype for larger painting)
9 1/2 x 13" (24 x 33 cm)





Dialogue #44 - There is a Dog Between Us

dogstar

  acrylics on canvas (prototype for larger painting)
9 1/2 x 13" (24 x 33 cm)





Dialogue #45 - Apparition

apparition

  acrylics on canvas (prototype for larger painting)
17 1/2" x 17 1/2" (45 x 45 cm)





Dialogue #46 - Between Two Fish Heads
(and their Eaters) on Rosh Hashanah

fish head


It is a custom to eat fish heads on Rosh Hashanah
that we may be symbolically
on the head side of reality and not the tail end.


 
acrylics on canvas (prototype for larger painting)

17 1/2" x 17 1/2" (45 x 45 cm)





Dialogue #47 - Slightly Macabre

dialog47

mixed materials on canvas
24" x 18" (61 x 46 cm)




Dialogue #48 - Dreaming

dialog48

mixed materials on canvas
24" x 18" (61 x 46 cm)





Dialogue #49 - Spring Romantic

dialog49

mixed materials on canvas
24" x 18" (61 x 46 cm)






Poster on the Dialogues

poster

http://dov-lederberg.artistwebsites.com/featured/dialogues-poster-dov-lederberg.html


Invitation to Gallery Exhibition on the Dialogues in Manhattan

 
Invitation - front view






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