Over the past decades Uri Dushy has been investigating the origins of art. In his personal, non-compromising way, he insists on joining and creating within artistic genres, provocatively challenging, mastering and adopting technical professional production processes. There is a considerable amount of daring – at times bordering on the naive – in Dushy's manner of coping with the challenges he undertakes. This is likely the key to his success in the field of Israeli public art and international exhibition establishments over the last decades.
Genuine and profound love of the creation process along with true inspiration from both classic and current artwork characterize Uri Dushy`s works. Uri Dushy appreciates beauty and aesthetics, believing that it is his professional responsibility to contribute to their existence in the world. He creates a dialogue with his audience while capturing them and enabling them to take part in the creative experience.
Uri Dushy’s sculptures consist of five main series, presented in this site along with his photo collage and painting work. The first and main series includes the public sculptures permanently positioned across cities and parks in Israel. Uri Dushy’s work does not confine itself to the limits of his private studio. It exists in the public realm – open sites frequented by people who are not necessarily familiar with museums and galleries.
His magnificent public art works are colorful, positive, understandable and intended for the eyes of all people. It can be said that Dushy's work creates positive energy within the local community. This contributes to the continuity of the artist’s creation.
Projects that included the urban landscape sculptures took place in over a dozen cities across Israel, including Ashkelon, Holon, Petach-Tikva, Jerusalem, Rishon Le Zion, and Ra`anana.
The second series consists of unique wall sculptures of two-dimensional clusters of figures. These create an animation-like movement, which advances along the sculpture`s space, presenting a narrative image in different urban environments.
The third series includes small sized interior metal sculptures. Each figure is represented as a two-dimensional silhouette situated in its own sculptural environment.
Three-dimensional bronze sculptures make up the fourth series. The added dimension enriches the figures with nuances which don’t exist in Dushy's two-dimensional works. There is an element of freshness in the use of daily and realistic symbols.
The virtual sculpture project, "Status," presents the fifth series. This includes two meter high mixed media figures that expose their extreme emotional states.
Uri Dushy’s photo collage works have created a new artistic language. Combining details of various segments of urban reality within the framework of one picture enables viewers to refer to specific places and events with which Dushy is familiar.
In addition to his Israeli career, Uri Dushy exhibited in one-man exhibitions around the world and participated in numerous group exhibitions and international art projects.