Curator: Jan Raucwerger
21 Jan — 10 March, 2012
The encounter with Edward Levin’s exhibition introduces the viewer to an intellectual and persuasive painter. The occupation of contemporary art with “Still life” is a daily practice though nonetheless traditional and professional. Difficult as it is to be innovative in such a genre, Levin makes still life live through his powerful use of color, brushstrokes and intense emotions.
Born in 1934, Edward Levin immigrated to Israel in 1976 from Minsk (the former Soviet Union). During the early 80′s he exhibited solo exhibitions in Paris, London and the Jerusalem Artists’ House. He has not shown a solo exhibition since.
Levin is a mature and proud artist who sees himself as a descendant of the European painting tradition. He lives as a solitary, cloistered painter in Jerusalem, and devotes himself to his artwork. His sensitive, confident hand achieves surprising insights.
In this current exhibition Levin presents some 40 oil paintings and encaustics, mostly produced in the recent decade.