The work of Lior Modan (b. 1983, Tel Aviv, Israel) is founded upon the innate instability of his images, inspired by the artist’s own lack of a visual memory. When he closes his eyes, he can’t picture what was right in front of him. To compensate, he creates his own forms, forms which silkily cross the boundaries of sculpture and painting, object and artwork. His sculptural practice is focused on wall-hung relief works, textured pieces fabricated using materials as varied as plaster, fabric, and silicone. To Modan, materials are the vehicle that imbues meaning, the tactility of which ushers him into the different reality of the work’s world.
Modan received his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University's Sculpture + Extended Media program (2013), and his BFA with honors from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, Israel (2009). Modan’s work has been exhibited at Make Room, Los Angeles, the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel, Marinaro Gallery, New York, Peana Projects, Mexico, Peninsula Art Space, Brooklyn; Neiman Gallery, New York, Coustof Waxman Gallery, New York, Hometown Gallery, Brooklyn, Petach-Tikva Museum, Israel, and Haifa Museum, Israel. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Make Room, Los Angeles (2021), Triumph, Chicago (2017), Golconda Gallery, Tel Aviv (2016), and NURTUREart in Brooklyn (2015).