22.08.2011 22.Aw-Elul, 5771
Simple joy is the central motif of the upcoming Naïve Painting exhibition.
Innocence, naïveté, simple joy in life is the theme of the paintings and artwork by eight artists in the exhibition “Be Happy: Naive Painting in Israel” that will open at Beit Hatfutsot in Tel Aviv in September.
The naïve outlook presented by the artists is simple and unfettered. The eight artists are Ben Bejerano, Shmuel Bonneh, Eliahou Eric Bokobza, Gavriel Cohen, Shalom Moscovitz, Moshe Shah Mizrahi, Eliahu Sidi, Michael Falk and Siona Tagger. The artists evoke a basic essence in each piece, elicited from popular Jewish myths and legends. These works represent the emergence of a unique art language based on local and biblical cultures that are outside the art mainstream and are thus far undefined in contemporary Israeli art….