Dan Peled, born 1979, graduated from HaMidrasha School of Art, Beit Berl College (2010) and Burg Giebichenstein School of Art, Halle (2020), currently works and lives in Berlin.
Though his work spans many areas such as video art, readymade installations and drawing, Peled defines himself first and foremost as a figurative sculptor. His figures are representations of the personal realm, of uniquely private emotions and thoughts thrust into a world of rapid technological developments and precarious social and political future. It is an attempt to look straight at the weakness and fragility that characterise us – mankind - and within the constant drift of progress, anchor the past and hold on to techniques and materials that allow concrete and physical contact. The sculpted figures, presented in intimate and unfaltering, sometimes ludicrous, instances of human feebleness constitute an ode for the aspects in our bodies and physical selves we do not wish to share in our profile picture.