And Spirit Turned into Matter Moshe Hoffman, 1938-1983April 1, 1997-September 3, 1997
Location: Unspecified location
Artist: Moshe Hoffman
Media: Sculpture and woodcuts
The exhibition And Spirit Turned into Matter - Moshe Hoffman, 1938-1983 featured 85 sculptures by Moshe Hoffman, including "The Binding of Isaac", "Survivor", "Family Totem", and "Man Lifting a Woman," and a number of his woodcuts. Moshe Hoffman began his career as a sculptor and later turned to the medium of woodcut. Eventually he took to painting acrilycs on wood and watercolor on paper. He was a writer of poetry and prose as well. In his various forms of artistic media he expressed an autobiographical reflection of his spiritual and sensual world as well as external circumstances of his life.This exhibition, comprised of the various media in which he created, reflect Hoffman's inner sensitivity and complexity. Originally from Hungary he spent most of his childhood during the horrors of the Holocaust. He and his family emigrated to Israel in 1949. He lived in Jerusalem from 1950 until his untimely death in 1983 at the age of 45.