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Ben Avram

Doves over Jerusalem

$400

Edition 300

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E. BEN AVRAM Ben Avram is a Jerusalem painter, an artist who lives and breathes Jerusalem in most of his lovely oil paintings and water colors. The characters he depicts are not creations of a stranger overcome with the exotic. They are figures of people in their own world, harmony between man and his environment, a full life. His themes are mainly landscapes of his beloved Jerusalem, her arched alleyways, steep narrow streets, spires, citadels and gates in the walls of the ancient city. His seascapes, in delicate watercolors, of Jaffa and Acre, have a minimal regard for such actualities as Nature’s laws but with the light and rhythm of a real Mediterranean seacoast. In the Land of Israel there is something special about the sunlight and the local scale of colors and these Ben Avram understands and captures in his paintings. The subjects are hinted at rather than explicit, but some details are nevertheless clearly presented. Ben Avram stimulates our imagination but does not tell the story from A to Z. This is art which does not preach but gets to the heart of the matter by way of allusions. Each effort carries his indelible stamp: the lively stroke, the split-second sensation of a genial eye recorded by a confident hand. He sees the essence of things, at once selects the important and discards the unnecessary. There is a refinement and ease in his drawing that manages to capture the poetry of a place. With his penchant for filigreed designs and bright colors, Edward Ben Avram betrays some influences of his Indian boyhood. But the subjects that he paints so gracefully with a touch of Oriental lyricism are scenes of Jerusalem, his home for over 20 years. He approaches his canvases with a spontaneous vigor, arriving at a semblance of the actual scenes through an accumulation of lines against areas of color. His oils are rich performances of decoration, his water colors and gouaches remain fresh, illuminated by transparancies that recall the clean light of Israel.
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Gregory Kohelet

Jerusalem IV

$200

Edition 120

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Gregory Kohelet was born in 1954 in Fergana. The son of a sculptor, Gregory was initiated into art by his father. He wasn’t pressured to learn “the classical laws of Art” but only to love and respect nature – the master teacher. As a young boy, Gregory traveled with his father to wild landscapes with the intention of learning to understand the meaning of composition, color, and expression as they exist in Nature. There, he listened to the music, understood the wisdom of the stones. Nature taught him to listen to silence. He thought that if he were to stay there he would become a Buddhist. But his was a different destiny. He left his parents and his town Fergana at the age of 14 and went to study art in Tashkent. He studied painting for 4 years at the Art College, and then for five more years at the Academy of Art. He had excellent teachers, many from Moscow and St. Petersburg. At College he was particularly influenced by Eastern art: Japanese, Chinese, Indian, while at the Academy he studied European Art: Giotto, Bruegel, Modigliani, More, Brancusi and Russian icons. Yet he felt that his life’s course must pass through Jerusalem. In 1990 he immigrated with his family to Israel and settled in Jerusalem. In the holy city he absorbed much light and divine inspiration. He believes in G-d, but only in Jerusalem did he really “meet” him. His influences from literature: The Bible essentially, Rilke, Matzu-Batzu (China), Lorca (Spain), Eluard (France)… His influences from the world of music: Mozart, Bach, organ and liturgical (Armenian, Catholic, Jewish…) His family is also a source of inspiration. His son Daniel – born in Jerusalem, his first son – born in Tashkent, and his wife, who dominates the female figure in his work.
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Abraham Binder

Jerusalem of Gold

$3275

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ABRAHAM BINDER – A GREAT MASTER Particularly memorable are his urban landscapes with their predominance of blues and aquamarines, composed of a profusion of squares and rectangles, crowding one another and covering nearly the entire canvas. The angular shapes are interspersed with radiant dots of red, gold and yellow, like the lights of the big city. Traces of these shapes are discernible in Binder’s work to this day, in the angularity of splashes of color which, no longer crowded together, are now well separated to create an airy spaciousness. Not only the splashes of color – the intervening space, too – creates figurative effects in the artist’s treatment. Abraham Binder is not a “cerebral” painter. Neither identified with any particular modern school, nor preaching any narrow artistic doctrine, he is an emotional artist: his inspiration, derived from the heart, leads him on to the most varied range of treatments in his artistic work. In vain might one try to persuade him to define his personal conception of painting. He is not one to indulge in verbal explanations. But his sheer artistic skill, his virtuosity with the paint brush, did impel him to experiment widely with the artistic techniques of the modern age. And his exceptional talent stood him in good stead in all this experimentation. Binder’s large-scale urban landscapes are not mere constructs to represent our present-day architecture with its pervasive angularity. Made up as they are of large splashes of color, Binder’s unique color composition qualifies these canvases to be ranked among the foremost artistic works in Israeli painting. They are uniquely Binder, very different from what we see in the work of his contemporaries. He has also done large paintings of Jerusalem – not the Jerusalem of gloom and holiness, but a Jerusalem of contrast to the flat topography of Tel-Aviv; it is this different topography which here provides the challenge for him as a painter. And the colors – the colors are bright, full of light, an inner illumination which seems to emanate from the artist himself, rather than from the sun beating down from above. So many great artists have built their life’s work upon watercolors. Binder’s watercolors are in no way inferior in their artistic worth to many of those, what with their spontaneity, their translucent quality, their color combinations, and the artist’s ability to say so much with an economy of brush strokes. Abraham Binder’s insatiable curiosity has advanced him into the front ranks of our nation’s artists. David Giladi
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Abraham Binder

Gates of Jerusalem

$2975

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ABRAHAM BINDER – A GREAT MASTER Particularly memorable are his urban landscapes with their predominance of blues and aquamarines, composed of a profusion of squares and rectangles, crowding one another and covering nearly the entire canvas. The angular shapes are interspersed with radiant dots of red, gold and yellow, like the lights of the big city. Traces of these shapes are discernible in Binder’s work to this day, in the angularity of splashes of color which, no longer crowded together, are now well separated to create an airy spaciousness. Not only the splashes of color – the intervening space, too – creates figurative effects in the artist’s treatment. Abraham Binder is not a “cerebral” painter. Neither identified with any particular modern school, nor preaching any narrow artistic doctrine, he is an emotional artist: his inspiration, derived from the heart, leads him on to the most varied range of treatments in his artistic work. In vain might one try to persuade him to define his personal conception of painting. He is not one to indulge in verbal explanations. But his sheer artistic skill, his virtuosity with the paint brush, did impel him to experiment widely with the artistic techniques of the modern age. And his exceptional talent stood him in good stead in all this experimentation. Binder’s large-scale urban landscapes are not mere constructs to represent our present-day architecture with its pervasive angularity. Made up as they are of large splashes of color, Binder’s unique color composition qualifies these canvases to be ranked among the foremost artistic works in Israeli painting. They are uniquely Binder, very different from what we see in the work of his contemporaries. He has also done large paintings of Jerusalem – not the Jerusalem of gloom and holiness, but a Jerusalem of contrast to the flat topography of Tel-Aviv; it is this different topography which here provides the challenge for him as a painter. And the colors – the colors are bright, full of light, an inner illumination which seems to emanate from the artist himself, rather than from the sun beating down from above. So many great artists have built their life’s work upon watercolors. Binder’s watercolors are in no way inferior in their artistic worth to many of those, what with their spontaneity, their translucent quality, their color combinations, and the artist’s ability to say so much with an economy of brush strokes. Abraham Binder’s insatiable curiosity has advanced him into the front ranks of our nation’s artists. David Giladi
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Abraham Binder

Walls of Jerusalem

$2675

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ABRAHAM BINDER – A GREAT MASTER Particularly memorable are his urban landscapes with their predominance of blues and aquamarines, composed of a profusion of squares and rectangles, crowding one another and covering nearly the entire canvas. The angular shapes are interspersed with radiant dots of red, gold and yellow, like the lights of the big city. Traces of these shapes are discernible in Binder’s work to this day, in the angularity of splashes of color which, no longer crowded together, are now well separated to create an airy spaciousness. Not only the splashes of color – the intervening space, too – creates figurative effects in the artist’s treatment. Abraham Binder is not a “cerebral” painter. Neither identified with any particular modern school, nor preaching any narrow artistic doctrine, he is an emotional artist: his inspiration, derived from the heart, leads him on to the most varied range of treatments in his artistic work. In vain might one try to persuade him to define his personal conception of painting. He is not one to indulge in verbal explanations. But his sheer artistic skill, his virtuosity with the paint brush, did impel him to experiment widely with the artistic techniques of the modern age. And his exceptional talent stood him in good stead in all this experimentation. Binder’s large-scale urban landscapes are not mere constructs to represent our present-day architecture with its pervasive angularity. Made up as they are of large splashes of color, Binder’s unique color composition qualifies these canvases to be ranked among the foremost artistic works in Israeli painting. They are uniquely Binder, very different from what we see in the work of his contemporaries. He has also done large paintings of Jerusalem – not the Jerusalem of gloom and holiness, but a Jerusalem of contrast to the flat topography of Tel-Aviv; it is this different topography which here provides the challenge for him as a painter. And the colors – the colors are bright, full of light, an inner illumination which seems to emanate from the artist himself, rather than from the sun beating down from above. So many great artists have built their life’s work upon watercolors. Binder’s watercolors are in no way inferior in their artistic worth to many of those, what with their spontaneity, their translucent quality, their color combinations, and the artist’s ability to say so much with an economy of brush strokes. Abraham Binder’s insatiable curiosity has advanced him into the front ranks of our nation’s artists. David Giladi
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Abraham Binder

Jerusalem The city of Peace

$2250

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ABRAHAM BINDER – A GREAT MASTER Particularly memorable are his urban landscapes with their predominance of blues and aquamarines, composed of a profusion of squares and rectangles, crowding one another and covering nearly the entire canvas. The angular shapes are interspersed with radiant dots of red, gold and yellow, like the lights of the big city. Traces of these shapes are discernible in Binder’s work to this day, in the angularity of splashes of color which, no longer crowded together, are now well separated to create an airy spaciousness. Not only the splashes of color – the intervening space, too – creates figurative effects in the artist’s treatment. Abraham Binder is not a “cerebral” painter. Neither identified with any particular modern school, nor preaching any narrow artistic doctrine, he is an emotional artist: his inspiration, derived from the heart, leads him on to the most varied range of treatments in his artistic work. In vain might one try to persuade him to define his personal conception of painting. He is not one to indulge in verbal explanations. But his sheer artistic skill, his virtuosity with the paint brush, did impel him to experiment widely with the artistic techniques of the modern age. And his exceptional talent stood him in good stead in all this experimentation. Binder’s large-scale urban landscapes are not mere constructs to represent our present-day architecture with its pervasive angularity. Made up as they are of large splashes of color, Binder’s unique color composition qualifies these canvases to be ranked among the foremost artistic works in Israeli painting. They are uniquely Binder, very different from what we see in the work of his contemporaries. He has also done large paintings of Jerusalem – not the Jerusalem of gloom and holiness, but a Jerusalem of contrast to the flat topography of Tel-Aviv; it is this different topography which here provides the challenge for him as a painter. And the colors – the colors are bright, full of light, an inner illumination which seems to emanate from the artist himself, rather than from the sun beating down from above. So many great artists have built their life’s work upon watercolors. Binder’s watercolors are in no way inferior in their artistic worth to many of those, what with their spontaneity, their translucent quality, their color combinations, and the artist’s ability to say so much with an economy of brush strokes. Abraham Binder’s insatiable curiosity has advanced him into the front ranks of our nation’s artists. David Giladi
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Shemi Calman

Jerusalem of gold

$8950$5950

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CALMAN SHEMI Calman Shemi, sculptor and painter, was born in Argentina in 1939. A graduate of the School of sculpture and Ceramics in Mendoza, he was a student of the Italian-Argentinian sculptor, Rudi Lehman. In 1961 Shemi settled in Israel and joined Kibbutz Carmia of which he was a member for twenty years. There he worked in agriculture and also as a sculptor employing wood or clay. Several large-scale projects made of fiberglass and polyester are situated in various public buildings. Between the years 1967 and 1981 his works were presented in 10 one-man shows in Israel. Since 1981 Shemi lives in Jerusalem, where he creates using an original technique that was invented and developed by him, and that has been registered as a patent. His works, a new medium in modern art, are called soft paintings and are made of thousands of pieces of felt and woolen threads. Shemi replaces the traditional brush and pencil with felt and threads to create a painting of unique textures – rich and strong in content and color, yet soft to the touch. The work process is long and complex. It includes preparation of hundreds of rolls of material of various thicknesses and colors. Numerous pieces of material are hand-cut and layered in an “Applique-type” work in order to “Translate” or “transform” the painting, which serves as a basis, into a whole new medium. All the pieces of the paintings are held together using high technology. Soft paintings by Shemi are hung, among other places, in the permanent collection of the Spertus Museum of Judaica, Chicago, the Fashion Institute New York, the King David Hotel, Jerusalem, One Denver Place, Denver, Citibank Corporate Offices, New York, The Jerusalem Theatre Digital Computers, Israel, Bank Leumi, Israel, Bank Hapoalim, Israel, the First International Bank, Israel, Weightwatchers Corporate Headquarters, Farmington Hills, Michigan Gorgio Executive office, Beverly Hills as well as in private residences and public buildings in Israel, France, Singapore, Nigeria, Australia, Japan, Canada, Spain, Germany and the United States. Following an order by Carnival Cruise Lines of Miami for their new ship “Sensation”, Shemi has created prints and paintings for all 1200 cabins, and large murals for the public areas. In addition to his soft paintings, the artist is also working in the mediums of painting on canvas and large scale works on paper, etching with painted silk paper, lithographs, ceramics, jewelry and sculptures. Calman Shemi has achieved an art expression that has received international acclaim and acceptance.
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