Meeting the Artist

Last week I had a few hours of pure pleasure at the Ohel Shalom school in Gedera.

Beginning with a short introduction to my work, we moved on to discussing the relationship between the objects and background in a painting. And to working in layers.

Concepts that may take hours when I teach adults, were absorbed so intuitively and applied. The kids paintings were truly amazing. Third, fourth and fifth grades.

The Art Authority 2022

Sumi ink and gouache on paper 36/51 cm.

As I painted this, I began to feel something wrong. Omicron (Covid 19) Fortunately, we both had very mild cases. BUT it didn’t detract from my creative concentration.


מוזמנים לאירוע הבא בפורום קפה שפירא:
מפגש עם שני אמנים ייחודיים – חנן מזל ושמואל שלסט – בהנחייתו של בני ציפר.

המפגש יתקיים ביום רביעי יא׳ טבת 15.12 בשעה 19:00 בבית אורי,
רח׳ היצירה 28 רמת גן.

חנן מזל הוא צייר שחוקר את התחדשות הזהות ויצירה היהודית-ישראלית ע״י שילוב סמלים מקראיים וחלוציים.
שמואל אנטולי שלסט הוא צייר העוסק ברעיונות יהודיים קבליים בשפה ייחודית ועכשווית.

כולם מוזמנים! להרשמה לזוּם

עליית קיר קטנה

Hebrew language video of short gallery talk about ”A Small Upper Chamber” exhibition, until Dec 29, 2021.

Fresh Paint / Tel Aviv

Finally! Exhibiting and meeting art lovers! This year’s Fresh Paint art even was bigger and more joyful than ever. After 2 years of quarantine, 40,000 people came to this week long event.

It was an amazing eye-opening and affirming experience for me. My work was met with love. It was an affirmation of my personal voice and talent. But more than that, the response was an affirmation of my call to relate to the very local and to the inner lives of our viewers. For art to relevant and be more than a status symbol, we must speak to our audience. Addressing only a handful of gate keepers, purse holders or glamor galleries in Berlin or NYC, is a way to guarantee that we alienate most others.