The debut solo exhibition of exciting London-based sculptor Ahuva Zeloof finished this week after a successful run which featured over 40 sculptures of faces and figures produced over the past year.
Ahuva’s work, titled Evolution, explores her relationship with the human body. She worked predominantly in stone, wax or wire to create pieces characterised by the sensuality of the female form.
Her sculptures were exhibited at The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane.
Ahuva said: “I don’t know why I waited for so long to see my art filling a gallery space. The exhibition was beautifully curated by Avshalom Gur which has brought a new light to my work. Even I now see my work it differently.”
No stranger to exhibiting, Ahuva was involved in ‘Spirit of Womanhood’, a one-off exhibition at the Oxo Tower, supported by Tracey Emin. But, this is her first exhibition as a solo artist.
Born in Iraq and having grown up in Israel, surrounded by stone courtyards and a mountainous landscape, Ahuva saw the “images of women’s face in the profile of the mountains”.
She said: “I have been strongly influenced by the geographic profile and golden tones of the Middle East, the shapes in the landscape and the shadows cast by the sun over it.
“Through practising and teaching yoga I developed a deep awareness and connection with the movement of the human body, in particular the female body. All of these influences have fed into my sculptures.”
A number of influential figures turned out in support of the artist on the opening night on Thursday, October 6.
Ahuva continued: “We had a truly mixed crowd, many local East-End artists, west London artists, gallerists from around London.
“The feedback was overwhelmingly positive, and many of the guests who knew me were amazed with the delivery and how it all worked together.”
Although ‘Evolution’ has now come to end, watch this space, Ahuva is already working on her next collection.