Fresh Paint 2 Takes Over Tel Aviv, IsraelJuxtapoz // 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
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
More info on Fresh Paint at www.freshpaint.com