Nir Shalev will be showing series of large and impressive pieces whose central figure is the horse and forces of nature at Artists House in Tel Aviv.
Curator: Irena Fordon
Nir Shalev, a young artist with a record of several solo exhibitions, will be showing series of large and impressive pieces whose central figure is the horse and forces of nature at Artists House in Tel Aviv. The exhibition displays his work over the past two years in a variety of media – painting, sculpting and multimedia. In his work Nir examines the portrait of a galloping horse, with its glorious body and eyes. The horse’s wild freedom and continuous movement fascinate Nir, and he wishes to express them in color, line and shape. While his earlier works focused on pain, violence and madness, his current works are full of beauty and tenderness, combining expressiveness with naiveté.
Nir, who suffers from cerebral palsy and is deaf from birth, has been riding horses for many years. The intimate relations established between Nir and the horse found their way into his art in a surge of continuous artistic tributes that combine painting with sculpture and with multimedia, in which Nir has begun to work in recent years.The joint guidance of artist David Boskowitz and designer Oren Cohen Ninio create an artistic dialog within whose framework Nir continually refines his unique language.
Nir’s artistic maturation has enabled him to express, through his art, all that is closest to him and his deepest feelings, so that a kind of undeclared self-portrait is created out of the totality. The oneness between the artist and the subject of his works is almost complete, as he seeks the meaning of freedom and release beyond the physical.
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