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Michael Druks

Michael Druks is an Israeli-born artist with a diverse practice ranging from his avant-garde conceptual works of the 1970s involving video, photography and performance, to his installation works, collages, drawings and paintings. Born in Jerusalem in 1940, he grew up in Tel Aviv where he became involved in theatre and art circles, and by the late 1960s he was aclaimed as a leading young Israeli artist. Druks moved to Europe around 1970 and soon settled permanently in England, where he became known for his conceptual work, and had significant solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford; the Whitechapel Gallery, London; De Appel, Amsterdam; and the ICA, London.

Druks has exhibited internationally in museums and institutions over the past four decades. Michael Druks: Travels in Druksland, a major retrospective, was at the Museum of Art, Ein Harod (2007); and Druksland: An Audio-Visual Retrospective at Haifa Museum (2004). He was recently represented in Atlas Critique at the Parc Saint Leger Centre D'Art Contemporain, Paris (2012); and in Contemporary Cartographies: Drawing Thought, CaixaForum, Barcelona (2012), CaixaForum, Madrid (2013). Druks's conceptual map - the print Druksland: Physical and Social (1974) - has become an iconic image in both Israeli and international art.

Michael Druks has taken part in several group exhibitions at England & Co over the past decade, including The Map is Not the Territory series (2002, 2003, 2009); Beneath the Radar in 1970s London (2010); and Wandering Lines: From Automatic Drawing to Abstraction (2012). Michael Druks, his recent solo exhibition with the gallery, featured early conceptual works and video together with a group of recent paintings. He was also included in the gallery exhibition Works from the 1970s and '80s in 2013.

Constructions & mixed media   Drawings & works on paper   Paintings   Prints   


Photography



Two Meter from Paris - Details


Two Meter from Paris 1975

Silver bromide print. Ed 1/3
11.75 x 12 inches

Ref: MD36
Off-On - Details


Off-On 1973

Photographs mounted on card
13.25 x 17 inches

Ref: MD11
Re-ordering of Communication NUMBER HIM - Details


Re-ordering of Communication NUMBER HIM 1974

Photographs, collage and lettering on board
21 x 29.5 inches

Ref: MD35
Unauthorized Biography - Details


Unauthorized Biography 1975

Installation of 56 photographs produced c1975
Each photgraph 10 x 8 inches

Ref: MD25
Miss Out - Details


Miss Out 1974

Photograph
12 x 15 inches

  Edition 4/8

Ref: MD13
Re-ordering of Communication - Details


Re-ordering of Communication Wish 1973

Photograph
11.5 x 14.25 inches

Ref: MD12
Re-ordering of Communication - Details


Re-ordering of Communication Making him smoke 1974

Photograph on card
18.75 x 24 inches

Ref: MD10
Out Focus In - Details


Out Focus In 1979

Mixed media collage
20.25 x 16.5 inches

Ref: MD9
Flexible Geography (Switzerland) 1971<br> - Details


Flexible Geography (Switzerland) 1971
Edition 2002

Photograph
16 x 20.5 inches

Ref: MD8
Flexible Geography (World) 1971<br> - Details


Flexible Geography (World) 1971
Edition 2002

Photograph
16 x 20.5 inches

Ref: MD7
Flexible Geography (World) 1971<br> - Details


Flexible Geography (World) 1971
Edition 2002

Photograph
16 x 20.5 inches

Ref: MD6
Flexible Geography (World) 1971<br> - Details


Flexible Geography (World) 1971
Edition 2002

Photograph
16 x 20.5 inches

Ref: MD5