'The Whispering Wall' is Michel Wolnan's solo exhibition catlog, 2011, URBAN GALLERY, Tel Aviv.
The exhibition exhibited sculptures made of compressed aluminum blocks,
painted in enamel colors, created by Michel Wolman. Some sculptures are portraits; others are homage to different characters.
Michel's sculptural creation is unique and wrapped in an ongoing experience: Michael mixes the aluminum objects togetherin a metal recycling site located in the city of Holon. Kitchen pots, bottles, filters and the like are transferredto a recycling machine that turns them into aluminum blocks, without losing their original character, partial filter handles of the forksstill visible through the sensual folds of the metal.
From the site, Michel transports the blocks to his studio in Mapu Street, Tel Aviv.
There, he brings them to life...usually in the form of portraits of people who have passed through his life and affected him.
Michel Wolman talks about his work: "I touch the inanimate in order to give it back its movement; a 'dead object' for others,in my eyes takes on the whirlpool of life".
Michel adds: "Sculptures for me interpret pictures from life that speak to my heart; I find it difficult to call my work 'creation'.I would call my sculptures, sketches or caricatures that surprise my thoughts as muses or revelations ofabandoned rusty pieces of metal. These generate in me the attitude and necessity to 'freeze' the image for a while intoday's world. That is for me not 'style', 'trend' or 'fashion' but pure expression. Facial expressions, hands,movement as well as music, theater, memories and love - generate my attitude, and rather leave the domain of 'creation'to the 'One' who allowed me to illustrate these thoughts. In fact - nothing is nothing".