Shai Azoulay “Shortcuts”

Meislin Projects

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Meislin Projects presents Shai Azoulay: Shortcuts, the first solo exhibition in the United States of the Israeli painter. The exhibition includes a selection of 10 paintings from 2015-16. In an essay that accompanies the exhibition, art critic and author Nicola Trezzi, Head of the Master of Fine Arts program at The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, writes: “Shai Azoulay is the ultimate visionary. His works – large and small paintings, as well as drawings and ‘painting installations’ – are the manifestation of the artist’s mind, a mind that is always at work, always full of visions, visions that take the history of art and the context of Jerusalem in order to create a unique mix that is at times ironic, and at times poetic.”

Shai Azoulay (born 1971, Israel) received both his BFA and MFA from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design Jerusalem. His work has been presented in exhibitions around the world, including in New York, London, Tokyo, Paris, and Rome, and is in major private and public collections. In 2011, Shai Azoulay had his first solo museum show at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. In 2007 he was awarded The Osnat Mozes Young Artist Painting Prize from the Jerusalem Artists’ House, about whose work the jury said: “In his paintings, Shai Azoulay moves along a narrow thread stretched between historical narrative and intimate-human stories. With a seemingly gentle and ironic touch he deconstructs modernist and national mythologies, while reconstructing from them refreshing pictures lacking pretension which reveal as if for the first time the possibility of creating a dynamic world.”



from November 10, 2016 to January 27, 2017

Opening Reception on 2016-11-10 from 18:00 to 20:00


Shai Azoulay

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