In recent years, there have been several rising stars in the field of Israeli art. The multicultural vibe of Israel gives each artist a unique touch whether they use paint, collage, graffiti or vinyls. In addition to their exhibitions, they offer a complete feed through Instagram. Here are the individuals defining contemporary art that you should follow today.
Ohad Benit creates his universe through well-constructed images. An industrial designer at the head of Mishmacool, he expresses the world that surrounds him in a personal yet conceptual way. His art reveals his inner thoughts, his feelings and his vision as a message to the world. A story followed by over 21,000 people.
At first glance, you’ll think it is a black and white marker drawing, but the art of Seffy Fisher, better known as Shinlamed, is much more than that. Seffy developed a complex and very unique technique using only vinyl cuttings. By taking out small parts of his drawing, he generates stunning artworks. His art refers to religion, as a mirror of his teenage life in an Orthodox family. Don’t miss his next exhibition in one of Israel’s leading galleries.
Dudi Ben Simon, a creative director living in Tel-Aviv, became quickly an Instagram sensation. He creates optical illusions, with everyday objects carefully photographed to make each piece stand out. Once connected, these unrelated objects create artworks and surprise every viewer. Always look twice at the image – you may have missed a detail.
Dar Rotem is an artist and curator who graduated from Bezalel as an illustrator. She mixes pencil drawing, paint and collages. Employing various stylistic manipulations, her drawings are subtle, colorful and delicate. Every detail releases a part of the story she wants to tell. Follow her for a journey into oneirism.
Israel Eliahu’s creative process is to collect loads of data and transform it in a very individual way. His approach to art combines virtual research and working with raw materials such as images, posters, dictionary pages, magazines etc. According to the chosen topic, he then gives a powerful and honest interpretation. His paintings can be viewed as a single piece telling his own story or combined, giving an even more formidable vision. Discover this great artist and his unique approach.
By Jessica Moszynski
Belgian art director working in advertising, Jessica is passionate about art and fashion. She discovers everyday a new secret of Tel Aviv and can’t wait to tell you about it!