J.D. Doria, (1961) an interdisciplinary artist, works and lives in Tel Aviv and Rome and has exhibited his works internationally. Matter, its dynamic qualities and underestimated ‘imagination’, is the underlying metaphor and actual substance he uses while generating his works. Rather than painting J.D Doria is “growing” images by the agency of materials (colors and mediums) in a Petri Dish. The incorporation of photography into painting allows him an exposure and investigation at multiple scales and durations within a creative generative process. Among his exhibited projects, Painting as a multitude, Organic Memory and the Petri Dish Project and Material Cosmologies.
In my work, since the beginning, it was the line of separation between imagination, nature and matter that caught my attention and became across multiple mediums my experimental and aesthetic enterprise. What would happen if one looks at nature, imagination and matter as a continuum? Where the one is endlessly spilling into the other? Where are the borders, why do they emerge? My work, originally rooted in painting, interprets such a continuum of potential openness and attempts to achieve it by the attentive usages of bridges, the bridges to which I refer as technologies. Technologies in my work are the artist’s extension, and they profoundly change how i relate to the artistic process, they help expose and reveal the 'middle', the constant leaking of medium into medium, of mind into mind and of projected futures into the present. I am after the softness that unfolds as interconnected-ness, opening by that a corridor into a new transitory 'home' for our perception.