Sunshine Penetrates Underground 2021

אור השמש חודר לשורשים 2021

Oil, 70 x 80 cm.

Are they fruits? Rocks? Potatoes?

Or as my cousin suggested, Spanish Doubloons retrieved from a pirate shipwreck? Many people reacted that the image brinks a sense of joy and optimism. (Golden yellow does that.) Others added that it is very local, that is it expresses an old local dream of connection with the Land. But potatoes?

As always I love creating a small visual, enigma. A bit of humorous irony.

Drawing from Observation 2021.

Quite the opposite.

רושם מתוך התבוננות 2021

Oil, 2021 on an older monochromatic painting. 70 x 50 cm. Creating an human image, as defined by his or her surroundings, continues to fascinate me.

As does irony.

Drawing from Observation 2021. Oil painting by Chanan Mazal, Jerusalem Israel. חנן מזל

Burying His Head in Fruit

טומן ראשו בפרי

A video of my painting process. Since this pandemic began, I have been repurposing old canvases. The results are often unexpected and exciting.

This large oil work 120×140 cm. is on a quite old acrylic painting, that I had abandoned. (A rare occurrence for me. I usually FORCE my unsuccessful paintings to completion.