Yvelle Boris Alexander Gabriel
Yvelle Boris Alexander Gabriel (born January 19, 1969 in Mainz) is a German glass, visual, graphic and performance artist. After living in Lanzarote, New Zealand and the Volcanic Eifel, Gabriel currently lives with his family in a new homestead on the River Lahn near Frankfurt and commutes between his new studio in Israel, the Derix glass studios in Taunusstein/Germany and the famous Judson Studios in Los Angeles, USA.
He has developed his own artistic technique of transplexing and type metamorphosis, and has already acquired a considerable national and international reputation in numerous art projects and tributes. His focus is also on worldwide art conceptions for new chapels, church rooms, meditation rooms, clinics, hospices and public buildings. One of Gabriels`main interests, which is reflected in his work, is an inter-religious art dialogue and reconciliation between religions. From 2011 to 2018, Gabriel worked intensively on the realization of a German-Israeli and above all Christian-Jewish reconciliation work of art, a conceptually sacred synthesis of the arts in the Holy Land. It was inaugurated in 2018 by 20 rabbis and this was broadcasted nationwide on german television and radio stations.
Artistic spheres of light for Jerusalem
In September 2018, the Jerusalem Jewish Community Burial Society, the largest Israeli burial Society in the Holy land, officially commissioned the german born international artist, Yvelle Gabriel, with the artistic conception and realization of ten monumental floating spheres of light, in their new worldwide largest underground cemetery halls in the district of Givat Shaul.
The artistic concept in this light spheres project plans to provide atmospheric illumination at the ten main junctions of the underground cemetery using ten bright, conspicuous ceiling art objects in addition to the existing lighting. The fundamental shape of the objects organically reflects a higher-dimensioned geometry whilst casting an almost other-worldly radiance, symbolically shedding the aura of the sun into the eternal darkness of the underground cemetery halls. The fundamental concept behind the art objects in their original form – draws on a multi-dimensional development of the *Platonic Solids of a Dodecahedra – creating a sphere of light from two spherical shapes, one inside the other.
German artist Gabriel creates monumental art objects in the Holy land
The Israeli metal company Tehila Metal Fame Metal Works Ltd. in Lod/Israel has been commissioned to make the highly complex aluminium structures, while the international Florent Studio in Ramla, Israel, is responsible for project management and the assembly of all artistic light sculptures. Gabriel acquired the artistic glass during an extensive trip to the USA in October 2018 in the American glassworks “Wissmach Glas” in West Virginia. The almost 120 year old traditional company convinced the artist with its unique cathedral glass line “Mystical” as well as its elaborately handcrafted Streaky glass. This will be exclusively produced under Gabriels` color scheme specifications until January 2019 and shipped by sea to Israel. The monumental works of art will be installed on site from early summer 2019 in the enormous underground tombs of Jerusalem. 2020 Gabriel will be working in his studios in Israel, the USA and Germany on his new exhibition objects – the innovative development of organic light art sculptures.
„My work is to emphasize the intimate interaction of light, form and space in architecture – to compose and orchestrate the boundaries between inside and outside of our visual world – through the sensory impression of my art.“
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