Screw art from Efraim Mashiah
Signature: Signature verso
Elena Bulatova Fine Art
Efi Mashiah is working to make recycled materials and screws as the main medium to create three-dimensional artworks.
Born in Israel and based in California he doesn’t rely on a computer to pixelate his works, he just makes a grid and drills in screws at certain key points (like the tip of the nose) to establish the depth of the artwork. “ I consider these paintings as sculptures and all my screws are at different depths. There’s nothing planned out. I draw out a figure on the board and figure out the depths,” the artist says. The screw holes have to be drilled beforehand, to make sure the screws go in straight.
“I love the unpredictability of found materials and enjoy the inventiveness necessary to transform them into a sculpture,” he says.