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Gouache painting of a boy playing the recorder, 2019 Chanan Mazal, Jerusalem. חנן מזל

Beneath the surface of my paintings lies a skirmish.

A battle between order, and exuberant chaos; between good manners, and the jubilant naughtiness of my subconscious.

I rarely plan my work with in detail.

Rather, I attack the painting surface quickly, often wildly, and then calmly work hard to collect the jarring elements into one aesthetic package.
I like things to be pretty in the end, but never too perfect. “Mistakes” are charming,

here are Legends in the Galilee 2019. painting by Chanan Mazal. חנן מזל

I find the art of story telling to be as important as a plot with a surprise climax.

Therefor, My artwork shares the story of its creation with viewers. I leave little windows in time, showing earlier layers and earlier intentions.

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