Avi Sabah – winner of the Osnat Mozes young artist painting Prize for 2008 « The Jerusalem Artists House – בית האמנים בירושלים


Avi Sabah – winner of the Osnat Mozes young artist painting Prize for 2008


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Publishing year: 2008

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“Sabah’s is a contemporary Israeli painting, which draws on reality materials, while infused with a yearning for another reality, another type of painting. The fantastical landscape paintings are nourished—with mixed feelings—by the unpretentious paintings which were hung in his parents’ home; at the same time, they are oriented toward the grand romanticism of the sublime. Hard-edge mannerism or rather—that of free painting, or paper tearing, are employed in the painting concurrently, challenging the boundaries of kitsch and poor taste. The mannerism and his touching upon the non-artistic seem to serve Sabah as protective aids when he comes to painting. Equipped with knowledge, sobriety, and understanding, as well as compassion, he manages to bring his personal world into the painting. True emotion infiltrates the unexpected associations between different artistic languages, different cultural strata, and the struggle for the very possibility to make a painting.”
Ruti Direktor