Youth Aliyah Girls from Germany, 2022

בנות עליית הנוער מגרמניה 2022. שמן על קנבס 80/90 ס״מ

Youth Aliyah Girls from Germany, 2022. Oil on canvas 80/90 cm

A Good Home 2022

מבית טוב 2022

Oil 90/80 cm

I searched online for photo references for paintings exploring “human figures embedded in pattern”. I found a lovely formal family portrait, that caught my heart. From the clothing I inferred that it was taken in America around 1940. Were they very young parents with their teenage daughter? Or siblings? Their posed body language and shy smiles were both dignified and very much at ease. At ease with each other.

עליית קיר קטנה

www.facebook.com/chanan.mazal/videos/1315245445563403/

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

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