Simcha Even-Chen

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Simcha Even-Chen is a ceramicist from Rehovot, Israel.

In 1998, she gained a position of Senior Scientist at the Biochemistry Department of the Hebrew University Medical School in Jerusalem, which she held until 2013.

In 2013, after 22 years at the University she decided to devote herself entirely to ceramic art.

She exhibits frequently all over the world and has received significant international awards. Her artworks have become part of collections of museums, galleries, and private collectors all over the world.

During recent years, she was a Jury Member of several International Ceramic Competitions.

For several years she has been exploring the relationship between “free” three-dimensional space and two-dimensional geometric surfaces, giving visual meaning without restricting the movements.

From 2011-2017 her sculptures dealt with tension and balance at different levels: physical balance, the tension between planned and unplanned; between the expected and unexpected, all come from her scientific thinking as a scientist.

Moving to porcelain, utilizing its property to collapse, enable achieving organic and amorphic forms. Simcha is not searching for the thinness, fragility, transparency, and whiteness of the porcelain. Her artworks are dealing with questions of new inter-space (void image) created by the collapse, motion, colour, patterns, and fluidity.

Simcha’s sculptures are autonomous objects that stand independent of narrative or objectification. As autonomous objects, they lead the viewer to follow his imagination and feelings for their meaning.

Member of Academy of Ceramic Member of Academy of Ceramic