Eyal Sasson and Abraham Kritzman both use long walking voyages as point of departure for their practices. Sasson and Kritzman’s walks are means for encounters, with nature as well as with culture. Rather than the traditional model of immobile painting through observation, they gather their experiences in motion. Kritzman will exhibit monochrome pencil drawings, diluted oil paintings, woodcut prints and plaster sculptures. Sasson will exhibit, for the first time, 3D versions of his paintings, in the form of blown-up pop-ups made of paper cutouts. The joint display of these works will offer two parallel formal painterly axes, which follow different levels of saturation, perspectives and trajectories.
- Keren Goldberg (2017)
Abraham Kritzman (b.1983) lives and works in Tel Aviv, Israel. He had solo shows at News of the World Gallery, London; Saint Mary Aldermary, London; Atelier 35, Bucharest and The Artists House, Tel Aviv, among others. Selected group exhibitions include Elizabeth XI Bauer, London; Graduate Prize Show, London; Blyth Gallery, London; Arebyte Gallery, London; Barbur Gallery, Jerusalem; Alfred Gallery, Tel Aviv; Benjamin Gallery, Tel Aviv; The Negev Museum of Art, Beer Sheva and The Artists House, Tel Aviv. Kritzman holds an MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art, London (2014) and a BFA with honors from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem (2011), where he currently teaches. He is a recipient of the Herman Struk Prize for printmaking, the Aileen Cooper Prize, the History and Theory Excellence Award from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Milgat Leejay Levene Art Scholarship, Excellence Award for Achievements from Department of Fine Art, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design; Clore – Bezalel Scholarship for MA at the Royal College of Art and the Villiers David Travel Award from the Royal College of Art. He participated in the ODD residency, Bucharest and Arebyte, London. His works are included in collections such as the Clore Foundation, London; Royal College of Art, London; Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem and other private collections. He is also a member of Barbur, an artists-led nonprofit gallery in Jerusalem.
Eyal Sasson (b.1968, Israel) lives and works in Modi’in, Israel. He had solo shows at the Agency galley, London, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya and Braverman gallery, Tel Aviv, among others. Selected group exhibitions include The New Gallery Artist's Studios Teddy, Jerusalem; Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London; Gulie M. gallery, Tel Aviv; Tel-Aviv University Gallery, Tel-Aviv; Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv; Schleicher Lange Gallery, Paris; Avco Gallery, London; Mellow Birds Gallery, London; Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv and Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. Sasson obtained an MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art, London (2000) and a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem (1996), where he currently teaches. He is a recipient of the America Israel Cultural Foundation Award (2000 and 2001); the John Crane Travel Award, Royal College of Art, London (1999); the Clore scholarship for studies at the Royal College (1998) and the Prize for excellence in studies, Bezalel Academy (1995 and 1996).
An accompanying essay by Keren Goldberg will be available as part of the exhibition.
Keren Goldberg (b. 1985) is an independent art writer and critic based in Tel Aviv and London. She contributes regularly to various magazines such as ArtReview, Mousse, Frieze, art-agenda, ARTnews and Art Monthly. She holds an MA in Critical Writing from the Royal College of Art, London, and is currently a PhD student at the department of Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths, London, where she is researching parafiction art. She is also the leader of an art magazine reading group in Tel Aviv.