My art explores change and movement as it is perceived within the body. It is the outcome of focusing awareness into the sensation evolving within at the present moment. Sensing energy and emotion in their crude form led to abstract representation. Over the years painting has become a channel for reaching deeper into my experience and expressing what I perceive. Art had become a bridge between inner and outer experience.
Each painting has its own route of development, and is never planned or decided upon in advance. The awareness to various deep rooted sensations exposes the existence of opposing forces which are contained on the canvas. Layers of diluted paint reveal the different archeological levels of the inner movements, the unending change is captured by the brush strokes and the white canvas reveals the space for a different beginning.
I work mostly on the floor and approach each canvas from all sides thus each direction reveals the painting in a new way.
Udi Dagan - Artist Portrait , אודי דגן
- אלעד גונן
- לורד וגלית Roomstyling
אבי אמסלם - צילומי הבתים האחרים
My perception of inner occurrences is through colour and motion. The inner movement is expressed by body movement becoming one with the paint brush, revealing the internal picture on the canvas as the painting develops, thus inner change is reflected in the art.
My art is innately connected to my life experience. Buddhist thought and the practice of meditation gave emphasis to the awareness of the “here and now”, Tai Chi and dance developed strong body and movement awareness and Jungian psychology had taken me to the depth of observing emotional phenomena while containing its opposites. All take part in the evolving of the paintings.
2019 "Unfolding", Curator: Danielle Tzadak, Art Space, Tel Aviv
2017 "Breath Space", Curator: Arie Bercowitz, The Artists' House, Tel Aviv
2011 “Temporary clarity”, Carmel Academic Center, Haifa
2009 "Elusive echo", Curator: Yuval Keidar, Ehrlich Gallery, Tel Aviv
2007 "Formation", Next Gallery, Jaffa
2005 "Inner Landscape", Curator: Aviva Shemer, the New Municipal Gallery, Haifa
2020 "Few days", Curator: Nir Haramat, Artspace, Tel Aviv
2019 International Exhibition of Art, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art Annex, Kyoto, Japan
2018 "Artist Wall", Curator: Dalia Danon, Artspace, Tel Aviv
2016 "Artist Wall", Curator: Dalia Danon, Artspace, Tel Aviv
2016 Master Pieces - Contemporary Art Fair, Curator Uri Rosenbach, Rosenbach Contemporary, Jerusalem
2016 "Nearing Distances", Curators: Gilat Elkeslasi and Vera Pilpoul, Florentine Contemporary Art Space, Tel Aviv
2016 "Afikoman", Curator: Nir Haramat, Artspace, Tel Aviv
2016 Group Exhibit, Curator: Motti Abramowitz, Art Market, Tel Aviv
2014 "Kav Siua", Curator: Dita Liron, Hatzuk Gallery, Netanya
2013 "On the Wings of Shakti", Curator: Rachel Ziv, Hanger 2, Jaffa
2011 Urbanism in Vitkin”, Curator: Osnat Israely, Hanger for Contemporary Art, Kfar- Vitkin
2011 Auction of Israeli art for ELEM organization, New York
2009 Summer Exhibit, Curator: Sara Ehrlich, Ehrlich Gallery, Tel Aviv
2009 Tel Aviv Municipality street Exhibit "Love Art", Curator: Maayan Nevo, Tel Aviv
2009 “Yad Menachem”, Tel Aviv Harbor, Tel Aviv
1998 Nude painting, Artist House, Tel Aviv
2006 -2020 Yearly open studio events, Tel Aviv
Throughout the years and parallel to my artistic work I have been working as Therapist and have developed a unique painting workshop.
I have a studio in Tel Aviv, am married and have two children.