Gadi on his inspiration from the sea
Gadi’s biggest hobby is one that takes time, patience, dedication and slow breathing. “My favorite hobby in the whole world is to go diving. Especially in the red sea!” Under the water, the diver gets a panoramic view into the ocean. “It’s all there! So many things happening, so many colors! Everything is such a mess: a fish here, another fish eating a fish, seaweed, other plants, and on and on, but it all makes sense!” Whilst diving, there is complete immersion and concentration, silence in the ears, and a distance from things, where they can be really observed. For Gadi, this practice parallels his sculpture practice, both serving as a meditation through physical exercise. Underwater, colors are bright, psychedelic. There is movement and life comes and goes at a quick pace. As a child, Gadi had an experience drowning in a river and was rescued. As an adult perhaps he has the feeling he came from the sea, from this moment of immersion, and he returns again and again. The strong, intuitive sense of color and movement in his work are heavily influenced by his time spent diving. The lines are wavy, the colors bright, he brings this undersea world into fresh air.