The exhibition features a new body of work created over the past two years, defined by Geva’s focus on deconstruction and abstraction to convey the emotional and cultural tenor of his surroundings.
Motifs of terrazzo tiles, stone walls, and latticework, which have been prevalent in Geva’s paintings since the nineteen-nineties, are pushed to the forefront in these new works. These Mediterranean urban patterns, once abstracted, become a reflection of a collective subconscious, revealing a conflicted, restless landscape where borders are in a constant negotiation.
The various patterns are applied in layers that flow into one another, in entropic fashion. With expressive and spontaneous gestures, Geva collapses the distance between the precarious cultural amalgam of the present and the region’s splintered history. Transcending familiar schemas and grids, Geva continuously constructs, erases, and builds from the found remnants of his process to produce paintings that oscillate between various compositional options within a single canvas.