Jerusalem Biennale Interview: Matan Ben-Tolila

https://youtu.be/N2oei30Bkew We met with Matan Ben-Tolila in his studio inside of Jerusalem's The New Gallery.  There, he finds an escape within his paintings.  The images are vivid with powerful colors and high contrasts of dark and light tones.  The visually pleasing, but unreal quality is meant to represent the height of an illusion, the

Bat Kol at Noga Gallery

  Matan Ben Tolila is an artist who lives and works in Jerusalem.  In the past, the Israeli artist explored themes related to conflict and escapism.  For his current exhibition Bat Kol, Ben Tolila changed his creative process entirely.  The precision of his brush strokes is reflective of his former approach.  For Bat Kol, he let

Interview: Rami Ozeri, Founder of The Jerusalem Biennale

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39ZMzNhx5zI&feature=youtu.be Our journey to the Jerusalem Biennale began one year ago.  Carmelita Greco, IFAF Director, met Rami Ozeri while attending Miami Art Week in Florida last December.  The two connected over Rami's exhibition of Jewish art and spoke at length about the Jerusalem Biennale that he founded in 2013. Attending the 2017 Jerusalem Biennale was

Jerusalem Biennale – Water, Heart, Face

The Jerusalem Biennale has presented a variety of Jewish voices in the arts since 2013.  This year, the theme of “Watershed” was explored in spiritual searching, masculine Jewish identity, the relationship between church and state, and heaven and earth, among many others.  The image of the watershed, geological bodies of water that converge and separate