Gedi Sibony, ‘The Middle of the Outskirts’, 2011, Greene Naftali Gallery

About Gedi Sibony

Gedi Sibony’s work falls within the legacies of painting, assemblage, and sculpture. His wall pieces are never strictly two-dimensional, frequently leaning against walls or hanging precariously. Sibony’s practice is inspired by Robert Rauschenberg’s Combines and Richard Tuttle’s sculptures; he accumulates everyday, cheap, and discarded objects, and materials that include packing materials, plastic sheeting, carpeting, wood, and cardboard boxes. His works are minimal and meticulous arrangements with a sensitivity for material texture and geometry—one gallery describes Sibony’s work as “simultaneously awesome and embarrassed.” For all the sobriety of his work, the artist has a sense of humor, evidenced in his choice of titles including his 2008 sculpture Its Origins Justify its Oranges.

American, b. 1973, based in New York, New York