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Oded Feingersh – Special Solo Exhibition

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  • Israeli Landscapes About the exhibition

     

    THE TERRITORIAL WAR

    The land of Israel: a land of flowing with milk and honey of its wildflowers. a land
    of vipers and scorpions, of deep valleys and mountains that kiss the blue heavens.
    where the rivers of the Garden of Eden flows all around, through and within -bringing
    water to the entire land. A land of colors and aromas, true believers and charlatans,
    righteous and wicked-land of thousand aspects, perfumed with rose water, spices
    and magical charms.

    Man is cast in the form of his homeland. The landscape has been, and continues to
    be, the dominant motif in the work of israeli artist ever since the beginning of the
    last century. For generations of immigrants, who came to her from afar, the shape
    of the land took on ideological significance. The sought their roots, and emphasized
    their newfound bond to the promised land by painting dancers of Hora, the sandy
    beaches of Tel Aviv, olive trees in the Carmel and images of ancient agricultural life.
    In the Galilee they sang of the earth and their departure from the mythical Jew of
    exile- a dunam here, a dunam there – and created facts on the ground. the Hebrew
    farmer followed his oxen, and dug furrows into the soil of the Holy Land. cutting his
    figure as a man of the exotic East, a biblical figure climbing out of ancient scrolls.

    The Betzalel Academy of Art, established in 1906, was named after Betzalel the son
    of Uri, son of Chur of the tribe of Judah. Betzalel built the Tabernacle of God, the
    Tent of Meeting, as the tribes of Israel wandered about the desert. During the early
    years of the Betzalel Academy, students painted landscapes in styles they inherited
    from ‘fin de siencle’ Europe. Romanticism, also known as Jugendstill, and Art Nouveau
    dominated the output of an entire generation of artists at Betzalel. Their style was
    richly imaginative, playful and piquant, and the Zionist artists employed varied local
    elements as Europeans enchanted by the exotic Middle East. Shepherds of the land
    of Israel exemplified the local color, their heads wrapped in kafias, their bodies cloaked
    in flowing wraps of black goat’s wool.

    The artists were themselves pioneers, dividing their efforts between paintbrush and
    hoe. Their landscapes are marked by a touch of deliberate naivet, used at first to
    distance themselves from the styles of European cities that bore the weight and
    traditions of anti-semitic regimes. Rustic naivism measured an idealistic stance against
    urban sophistication. Landscape painting became a natural part of the local
    environment – without any connection to Jewish tradition or to biblical illustration.
    Modernism was heralded by a new freedom in wielding the paintbrush, the use of
    a vivid array of colors- “asif the grey clouds of Europe had vanished, and were gone”,
    as mentioned above, already in 1926. Jerusalem and the Galilee had become favorite
    topics for artists, as the new city of Tel Aviv was still just beginning to blossom,
    comprised of a loose collection of scattered Jewish neighborhoods. in the wake of
    the pogroms across Europe, and the rise of the Nazis to power, new waves of
    immigrants flowed into Israel, and an artistic tradition dominated by academicism
    and expressionism sprang up naturally around the Betzalel Academy in Jerusalem.
    The output of the new generation of artists was characterized by woodcuts and
    monotone drawings, in which the role of color was secondary. From the exotic
    orientalism of idealized Hebraic styles the artists returned to the principles of the Jewish
    universalism. They explored a world of symbolism – ancient trees as expressions of
    solitude, sharp thorns to communicate the realities of daily life in Eretz
    Israel, and ruined homes to represent the misery of their circumstances.

    Against this backdrop, Tel Aviv, instead of Jerusalem, became the focal point for all
    of the new artistic spirit beginning  to arrive from Paris. French impressionism, plays
    of light and shadow, and fleeting moments frozen in time. To begin with, they painted
    oil painting landscapes at sunrise or sunset, in homage to the European color palette,
    but these were later abandoned to lyrical abstraction and watercolor compositions
    better suited to expressing the wide scope of the new aesthetic.

    Landscape painting also provided connections for new schools of art that came from
    Europe and America. Great fields of pure color, geometric shapes, new media,
    conceptual and minimalist art and color theory all came from the world of advertising.
    The national condition, and the ongoing conflicts with Arab nationalism returned to
    the forefront, causing the landscape painting to bear direct relevance to current
    events. Accompanying the desire to integrate with the greater world and the Global
    Village, a clash of cultures began to rage within Israel, arising from the romantic
    idealization of the land at the beginning of the twentieth century, and extending to
    the territorial wars that marked the end of the century. Decades passed in between,
    yet still painting of stone cairns, olive trees, the sands of the coastal plain,
    and the curve of the hills of Judea retain their potency with regard to place and to
    current events, and remain as provocative as ever.


    Oded Feingersh

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    • The Intimacy of the Studio About the exhibition

      The Intimacy of the Studio

      A dialogue with myself

      These works present what might be considered one-dimensional and unheroic, a studio worktable, an apple and a jug. Serving as models, these objects are actually a discerning look at reality in full color, recognizing that life is not just what we see but is determined also by how we look at it. This adult perception of his narrow small personal space offers a kind of understanding that the big things, the marvelous adventures, are merely a part of it and that truth and tranquility in fact lie concealed in the small and seemingly marginal things.

      The objects are painted larger than in real life, thus becoming monumental. The paintbrush and tube of paint become bodies with a full presence. The paints are arranged in neat rows as are the paintbrushes, and the utensils always look as if they are ready to engage in the work of art. However, alongside this orderliness, there is always also a sense of something unresolved and unfinished in the studio. The paint blots on the floor and walls,

      It is also interesting to see that while painting these trivialities, imagination never ceases to work. The light and the color are not those found in the studio. Oded Feingersh’s paintings are not like other paintings imitating nature. They are not accurate copies of reality. They are different realities informed by another reality; one color symbolizing another.

      (Meir Aharonson, catalogue of “Film Noir in Color”, Ramat Gan Museum, 2010)

       

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    Biography

    Born in jerusalem

    1938

    Graduate of Bezalel Art Academy, Jerusalem

    1960-63

    Studied in Paris, Brussels, Madrid

    1965-68

    Selected for “Lefranc Prize for Young Painters”, Paris

    1966

    Solo Exhibition in The Tel Aviv Museum

    1975

    Dizengoff Prize for Art, Tel Aviv

    1976

    Graduate of “The Avshalom Institute for Knowledge of Israel”

    1979-83

    Stage Design for the Ballet “psalms” by the “Kol Demama”

    1982

    International Biennial of Grafic Art, Yugoslavia

    1983

    Stage Design for the Ballet “Pandora” by the “Kol Demama”

    1989

    Stage Design for the Ballet “Carmina-Y-Torna” by the “Kol Demama”

    1990

    Solo exhibition, Herzlia Museum

    1991

    Stage design for “Gregory’s Ballad”, Kol Udmama troupe, Potsdam

    1995

    Biennale for drawings, Taipei Museum, Taiwan

    1999

    Biennale for prints, Seoul Museum, South Korea

    2004

    Biennale for drawings, Taipei Museum, Taiwan

    10+ group, Tel Aviv Museum

    2008

    Solo exhibition, Ramat Gan Museum

    2010

     

     

       Solo exhibitions

    Chemerinsky Art Gallery, Tel Aviv

    1964

    Tournesol Gallerie, Paris

    1966

    Montjoie Gallerie, Brussels

    Campo Gallerie, Antwerp

    1967

    Sala Amadis, Madrid

    1968

    Sentimental Pictures With Atom Bombs, Old jaffa Gallery, Jaffa

    1969

    Drawings, Dugit Gallery, Tel Aviv

    An Exhibit Dedicated to Frank Sinatra, Mabat Gallery, Tel Aviv

    Views of Fear, Engel Gallery, Tel Aviv

    Psychic Drawings, Dugit Gallery, Tel Aviv

    1970

    A Secret Agent’s Battles Against Communism, Engel Gallery, Jerusalem

    Beer-Sheba Museum

    Old jaffa Gallery, Jaffa

    1972

    Goldman Gallery, Haifa

    1973

    “The Church”, Great Barrington, Mass., U.S.A

    Jacquie Gallery, Montreal

    1974

    The Tel Aviv Museum

    1975

    Goldman Gallery, Haifa

    1976

    Kirstein Gallery, Tel Aviv

    1977

    Arta Gallery, Jerusalem

    Ella Gallery, Jerusalem

    1978

    A Conversation with Myself, A’manut La’am, A Mobile Exhibit

    Fontana Gallery, Stockholm

    1979

      Gallery, Jaffa½13

    Ordan Gallery, Ramat Hasharon

    Goldman Gallery, Haifa

    Tiroche Gallery, Tel Aviv

    1980

    “New Works”, Arta Gallery, Jerusalem

    1982

    Basel Art Fair

    Saphir Gallerie, Paris

    Tiroche Gallery, Tel Aviv

    “Puffing”, Radius Gallery, Tel Aviv

    1983

    Tiroche Gallery, Tel Aviv

    1984

    Tiroche Gallery, Tel Aviv

    1985

    Alon Gallery, Jerusalem

    Weizman Gallery, Beer-Sheba

    1986

    Basel Art Fair

    1987

    “Small People”, Tiroche Gallery, Tel Aviv

    Memad Katan Gallery, Tel Aviv

    1988

    Haifa Graphotek, Haifa

    Nechushtan Museum, Ashdot-Ya’acov

    1989

    Goldman Gallery, Haifa

    Municipal Theatre, Haifa

    Graphotek, A Mobile Exhibition

    Mishkan Le’amanut, Holon

    Beit-Ali, Ashkelon

    Tiroche Gallery, Tel Aviv

    Prints, Naharia Museum

    Yad Lebanim, Raanana

    Paintings 1970 – 1990, Artists’ House, Jerusalem

    1990

    Prints 1964-1990, American Cultural Center, Tel Aviv

    London Fair

    1991

    Artists’ Gallery, Kiriat-Tivon

    Herzliya Museum of Art

    Cultural Center, Nes-Ziona

    1992

    Cultural Center, Netanya

    Goldman Gallery, Haifa

    Prints, Lvov Museum, Ukraine

    Mishkan Le’Amanut, Holon

    Artist’s House, Rishon Letzion

    1996

    Between Earth and Sky, Artists’ House, Jerusalem

    1997

    The Last Supper, Arman Gallery, Tel Aviv

    1998

    Between Earth and Sky, G. O. Gallery, Haifa

    1999

    Bar David Museum, Baram

    2001

    Israeli landscapes, Angel Gallery, Tel Aviv

    Narcissism, Beit Constant, Ramat Gan

    2002

    Landscapes, Mitzpe Hayamim Gallery

    Old and New, Art Workshop, Yavne

    2003

    Retrospective, Givataim Theater

    2005

    Paper, Arts Center, Herzlia

    2007

    Color and Nature, Galon Gallery, Tel Aviv

    2009

    Follow the Line, Mishmar Haemek Gallery

    Film Noir, Ramat Gan Museum

    2010

    Tal Gallery, Kfar Vradim

    2011

    Retrospective, Artists Association, Tel Aviv

    2014

     

     

      group exhibitions

    Youngsters 64, Painters Association, Tel Aviv

    1964

    Lefranc Prize, Maison de Beau-Arts, Paris

    1966

    Galerie 44, Brussels

    Anne Frankhuis, Amsterdam

    The Autumn Exhibition, Tel Aviv Museum, Rubinstein Pavilion

    1968

    Ma’aliya Gallery, Tel Aviv

    1969

    10+ Group, Venus, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv

    10+ Group, Mattresses, Dugit Gallery, Tel Aviv

    1970

    New Members C, Painters Association, Tel Aviv

    Graphic Exhibit, Engel Gallery, Jerusalem

    Summer Exhibit, Haifa

    Multism, Ramat-Gan Museum

    1971

    Grand Prix, Monaco

    Group Exhibit, Ramat-Gan Museum

    1972

    Symbols and Imagination, Painters Association, Tel Aviv

    Panorama 72, Goldman Gallery, Haifa

    Artists’ Choice, Painters Association, Tel Aviv

    Mishkan Le’Amanut, Holon

    Corners, Blatman Gallery, Tel Aviv

    1973

    Paper and Color, Ramat-Gan Museum

    Erotic Art, Artists’ House Jerusalem

    Three Artists, Engel Gallery, Jerusalem

    Spring Exhibit, Debel Gallery, Jerusalem

    1974

    A’in+A’in, Little Gallery, Jerusalem

    Israeli Artists, Frankfurt

    Three Artists, Engel Gallery, Jerusalem

    1975

    Masks, Debel Gallery, Jerusalem

    Painters in Works for children, Little Gallery, Jerusalem

    Society – Politics, Painters Association, Tel Aviv

    Jerusalem Printing Atelier, Artists’ House, Jerusalem

    1976

    Danya Gallery, Haifa

    Chess in Art, Goldman Gallery, Haifa

    In Their Own Eyes, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

    Leo Baeck Hall, Alyth Gardens, London

    Flags, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

    1977

    Collections, Haifa Museum of Modern Art, Haifa

    1978

    Artist and Society, Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv

    Delson-Richter Gallery, Jaffa

    30+30, Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv

    National Center of Arts, Ottawa

    Kadishman Connection, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

    1979

    Ka-De-We (Goldman Gallery), Berlin

    Kfar Sava Museum

    Washart (Goldman Gallery), Washington

    Homage to Jerusalem, Goldman Gallery, Haifa

    Artist-workshop-print, Nechushtan Museum, Ashdot Yaakov

    From Paintings to Carpet, Amanut La’am, A Mubile Exhibit

    1980

    Graphics, 8 Years of the Printing Atelier, Jerusalem

    1982

    “Arteder 82”, International Graphic Arts  Exhibit, Bilbao, Spain

    Triennale of Israeli Graphic Art, Haifa Museum

    1983

    International Biennial of Graphic Art, Ljubljana

    The Pauline Podbrey Gallery, London

    1984

    Artists Wall Carpets, Bat Yam Museum

    1985

    Ten Years of Tel Aviv Printing Atelier, Painters Association, Tel Aviv

    Artists’ New Year Cards, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

    Homage to David Hendler, Mabat Gallery, Tel Aviv

    Atistic Wall Carpets, Osman Gallery, Tel Aviv

    Chelouche Gallery, Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv

    There Are No Bad Animals, A’manut La’am, A mobile Exhibit

    1986

    Pop Art in Israel, Haifa Museum of Modern Art

    Artistic Wall Carpets, Artists’ House, Jerusalem

    Israelische Kunst, Bonn

    1987

    Exhibit of Plants for Tel Hai ’87

    Personal Taste, Touch Wood Gallery, Tel Aviv

    1988

    Israeli Views, Graphotek, Beit Ariella, Tel Aviv

    Jerusalem, 3000 years, City Gallery, Jerusalem

    Pop-Art, Bugrashov Gallery, Tel Aviv

    To Live With The Dream, Tel Aviv Museum

    Papers, Goldman Gallery, Haifa

    Three Artists, Goldman-Kraft Gallery, Chicago

    Graphics, Lodz, Poland

    1989

    Portrait, traveling exhibition, Omanut  La’am

    Humor, A’manut La’am, A Mobile Exhibit

    1990

    Israeli Comics, Yad Lebanim, Raanana

    Print Today, Painters Association, Tel Aviv

    Negev Ceramics, Ramat-Gan

    Dance, Yad Lebanim, Raanana

    Interprint, Lviv, Ukraine

    1991

    January 91, Artists’ House, Tel Aviv

    Kites, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

    Miniart, Olofstrom, Sweden

    Moz-Art, Madrid

    London Fair

    Israeli Art, Leipzig, Germany

    1992

    Autumn Salon, Paris

    1998

    Biennale for prints, Taipei Museum, Taiwan

    1999

    Autumn Salon, Paris

    2000

    Triennale for small formats, Chamalières, France

    Art on paper, Bled, Slovenia

    2001

    Art on the line, Haifa Museum

    2002

    Pri Megadim, Bar David Museum, Bar’am.

    2003

    Theatrical illumination, art workshop, Yavne

    The Oath exhibition, Vilnius, Latvia

    Biennale for prints, Seoul Museum, South Korea

    2004

    Biennale for drawings, Taipei Museum, Taiwan

    Sealed and Signed in Color, Tel Aviv Port

    2007

    10+ group, Tel Aviv Museum

    2008

    The Art of Paper, Chang Shan Gallery, Taiwan

    2011

    Comparaison, Grand Palais, Paris

    Comparaison, Grand Palais, Paris

    2012

    A Window on Reality, Open University, Ra’anana

    Theater, Artists Association, Tel Aviv

    2014

     

        Collections

    Israel Museum, Jerusalm,

    The Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv

    The Haifa Museum of Modern Art

    Tefen Museum, Tefen

    Ramat Gan Museum

    Jewish Museum, Brussels

    Ukrainian Center of Contemporary Art, Lviv

    Graphic Museum, Lodz, Poland

    Israel Foreign Ministry

    Israel Discount Bank, Israel

    Israel Discount bank, Zurich

    Union Bank, Tel Aviv

    Bank Leumi, UK branch

    Bank Leumi, Paris branch

    Graphotek, Tel Aviv

    Ramat-Gan  Municipality

    Modi’in Municipality

    Ra’anana Municipality

    Hyatt Hotel, Dead Sea

    David Intercontinental Hotel, Tel Aviv

    Holiday Inn, Ashkelon

    Ali House, Ashkelon

    Migdal Insurance Company

    Baron’s Farm, Zichron Ya’akov

    Private collections in Israel and overseas

     

     Books

    A World is Burning, Halleluyah, Poems, Eked Publications

    1970

    A Beautiful Land, Excursions, Ma’ariv Publications

    1983

    The License of Love is Cut, Poems, Ma’ariv Publications

    1985

    Color in Nature, Excursions, Ma’ariv Publications

    1986

    Land of Clouds and Rainbows, Excursions, Ma’ariv Publications

    1987

    Mother Earth,  Excursions, Ma’ariv Publications

    1988

    Land of Wine, Vine and Wine in Ancient Israel, (with Daviv Eitam), Ma’ariv Publications

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    Oded the Wanderer, Excursions, Ma’ariv Publications

    1989

    Oded Feingersh / Paintings, Ma’ariv Publications

      “

    Colored Postcard, Excursions, Ma’ariv Publications

    1990

    Jerusalem in Color, Ma’ariv Publications

    1992

    A Free Nation, The History of Zionism, Ma’ariv Publications

    1997

    Film Noir, A memoir novel,  Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publications

    2005

    The House with the Stone Owl, a Novel

    2013

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