Itay zalait is a sculptor and a painter. He creates sculptors, installations and paintings using a wide range of materials and techniques. He uses humor and sarcasm to point out automatic and unaware aspects dealing with the freedom of choice.
Zalait holds a fine arts BA degree from the Beit Berl College Arts School, and B.A in Psychology from the open university.
Materiality is at the heart of Zalait's work. He goes “hunting” for objects such as discarded toys and pieces of wood, and they provide the raw materials for my next project. The process in the studio is one of going over, and flirting with these materials until a spark of inspiration ignites a new work of art. Zalait often cut, brake, deform, and burn my materials in order to test the boundaries of familiar objects. The way he sees it, this process creates a new order that is an implementation of freedom of choice.