Aug 1, 2016
Check out the work of Ruth Murray
, a contemporary painter based in London, UK. Please click here
to get to her website.
Jul 21, 2016
" I am a painter of landscapes. In my work, painting and landscape are conceptual in nature and experimental in process. I am fascinated with the landscape. Show me a craggy, decaying space wrought with history and meaning, and I will explore it, both on foot and in my work. I feel an urgency to immerse myself in these places before they are totally gone. The landscape can also be an intangible space. Ethereal in nature, this type of landscape fills the mind with memories and thoughts acquired from living. My paintings focus on activating a landscape of memory and how it portrays a certain person or place. As a painter, there is nothing more satisfying than the smell and feel of paint, and dealing with the elusive white canvas. Yet, I enjoy challenging the notion of what a painting can be and how we participate as viewers. I paint in both two and three dimensions, and use a variety of methods and mediums, in order to capture that moment when opposing elements converge. By merging these disparate components, my challenge is to distill experiential space to its very essence, and discover the silent place." - Lisa Kellner
Jul 19, 2016
was born on November 7, 1948 in a Displaced Persons camp in Linz, Austria. In 1949 he immigrated to Israel. In 1958 he moved with his parents to the United States where he attended the Brooklyn Museum School, Brooklyn, NY from 1966 to 1968. In 1972 he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, in 1973 his Master of Arts from the State University of New York, Albany, New York. From 1973 to 1983 he was Instructor of painting and drawing at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland. In 1983 he taught painting at the New York Academy of Art, New York, New York. Israel Hershberg moved back to Israel with his wife and family in 1984. In 1991 he was awarded the Sandberg Prize for Israel Art and in 1998 the Tel Aviv Museum of Art Prize for Israel Art. The artist is the Founder and former Artistsic Director of the Jerusalem Studio School in Jerusalem and is currently the Director & Founder of the JSS in Civita Summer School & Residency in Italy. His work is included in private and public collections internationally. Israel Hershberg is represented by the Marlborough Gallery, New York, and lives and works in Jerusalem, Israel.