Talila Kilemnik works reflects her journey from the goldsmith's craft to sculpture. This transition from a designed art that manifests itself on the human body, to the domain of free sculpture, opens before the artist new regions of imagination and aspirations that led her to follow new experiments in the mutual relations between form, space and material. Her images spring out of the synthesis between the study of the concrete material and her rich imagination, compiled by memories, myths and the subconscious.
Talila's polished control of the processes of creation and her proven ability to transfer dream motives with accuracy and meticulous cleanness, combine as a supplemented value to the intuitive and daring organization of the content and forms she creates, and this ultimately builds up the emotional experience in the heart of the observer.
When Talila tries to describe the essence of the transition from a piece of jewelry to sculptured object, she wrote: "the liberation from the chains of functionalism, that is inherent in jewelry, and entering into the area of pure sculpture, is like going out into the open air. All is free; the object dictates its own rules. It creates a new environment, where the relations between it and the observer will be determined".
For years I have been observing the fascinating dialogue this artist has been conducting between the world of jewelry and the world of sculpture, and the way she attempts again and again to define their differences, while keeping along the way an open channel for interaction and fructification between those separate arts. Her sculptural images enrich her jeweler's technique and the unique techniques, she has developed in her work as a jeweler designer, contributes to the magnificent qualities of her sculpture.
Talila belongs to the group of artists, alas not many, who stay faithful to their exclusiveness and are not led by the volatile seasonal fashions. Those artists who seek and search looking all the time for innovations, going deeply into their souls, and relentlessly improving their technical abilities, in order to get an exciting expression for their discoveries.
Israel Hadany, 2009
Aristo: "Form or structure are the essence of the things"
The main theme in my work is the object itself, the forms from which it is composed, the relationship between the various parts and the flow of the parts which meet in the object.
I enjoy contemplating the interplay among the parts.
The form is the subject of my work. I am fascinated by the form, by the composition which joins the forms in the sculpture.
The complete work has an impact on its surrounding and changes the space in which it is located.
The materials from which the sculpture is made have no particular importance.
Most of the times I use inexpensive materials in my work, allowing myself to use rare and precious materials with some other pieces.
According to Aristo the fact an object is made of wood or metal does not make very much of a difference. Aristo emphasizes form or structure are, in his view, the essence of things. As long as the material fits their function it does not matter what it is.
These ideas express in a very exact way my artistic Weltschauung.