Avner Sher (born 1951, Israel), one of Israel’s most successful commercial architects, has earned his B. Arch, Architecture and Town Planning from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology and graduated his Art studies at Haifa university. During the early years of his career, sher’s style was mainly inspired by an urban and architectural aesthetic. An encounter with graffiti and vandalism on a public restroom’s wall sparked the birth of a new artistic form of creation. Sher embraced the raw and violent nature of the vandalistic act and utilized it to create a new style. His works are the result of a very physically demanding process of injuring, scratching, etching, engraving and scorching large cork and wood panels.
The art of Avner Sher is a universal in nature. His works combine Pre-historic motifs and elements with child-like symbolism and style. At the same time, it is a sophisticated art of a well-trained architect that retains the freshness of autodidact artist. Avner Sher’s art works have been the subject of various solo and group exhibitions including his latest solo shows at Tel Aviv’s artist house in Israel, Scope Miami art fair and at The Koninklijke villa, Belgium. His exhibitions were reviewed in magazines such as the Arts Observer and Auction. His work is represented in public and private collections throughout the world, including Israel, Germany, France, Belgium, NY and Florida.