Fresh Paint 2 Takes Over Tel Aviv, Israel

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, 24 Mar 2009

Fresh Paint 2, Tel Aviv’s freshest contemporary art fair, wrapped up yesterday after four days of unprecedented success. Over 34 thousand visitors frequented the fair throughout its four-day stint—more than doubling the turn out of last year’s Fresh Paint 1.
Israel’s leading contemporary art galleries presented the latest from their artists to a great response, but the main focus of the fair was to showcase the work of independent artists. 68 unrepresented painters, sculptors, photographers and video artists were chosen to exhibit their work by a panel of distinguished art professionals after a vigorous selection process.

The fair enables independent artists to be exposed to curators, gallery owners, collectors and the public at large. All works by Fresh Paint 2’s independent artists were available for purchase at the fair and the full revenue for these works was passed directly to the artists.

Notable independent artists who participated this year include Know Hope and Gabby Nathan, whose works sold out completely at the fair, and Dror Daum who was awarded the Most Promising Artist Award 2009 based on overall artistic achievement, promise and potential.

Check out some pix from the cutting edge of Tel Aviv’s contemporary art scene:


Installation of Anissa Ashkar's life performance


General crowd


Gabby Nathan's wall painting at the "Beit Mani" group exhibition of Fresh Paint artists


Gabby Nathan's "Monkey Business" in the Curator's Choice gallery



Handmade hat by Gil Yafman


From left to right: Tamar Moshkovitz from Plushood; Gabby Nathan, artist Idan Shani, and sculptor Tal Rauchwerger


One of Know Hope's exhibited works



Know Hope's work in the street art area


Foma's work in the street art area

Klone's work in the street art area


Nesca's work in the street art area


Know Hope's wall


Work by Michal Yaniv


Work by Neomi Mendel


Work by Rima Rselanov


A detail of Zero Cent's "Peep Show" in the street art area





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