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Osnat Yaheli-Sarbagili

1974 Israel

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  • About the Artist
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Awards

Yaheli-Sarbagili presents of paintings of contemporary Israeli architecture, typically seen in the lobbies of office and residential buildings. Focusing on the detailed patterns of faux-marble tiles, her paintings assimilate abstract geometric compositions. Occasionally an object such as a plant or a garbage can disrupt the severe cold surfaces to create a human scale or reference. These works criticize the local architecture of the day as a reflection of the pseudo “New Israeli” identity they try to portray. Today mayors and real- estate entrepreneurs join forces to promote unprecedented amounts of new building projects and neighborhoods. These are designed to boost the city image as a place for young families of wealthy professionals. In turn, the Israeli public seeks to ameliorate from their run-down block- apartments and move into “luxury towers”. Though the works seem like photo-realistic academic painting, they are in fact constructed from a succession of false manipulations- digitally processed photographs create the desired composition, masking-tape helps create the straight lines, and splashes of paint create the tile patterns. These images are engineered renderings, absent of people and sentiment. An ironic, shrewd, dry perspective of popular housing in present-day Israel and of Israeli culture as a whole.

Solo Exhibitions

2016
"Facade", Rosenbach Contemporary, Jerusalem Selected Group exhibitions 
Hanina Gallery for Contemporary art - “Obscure”

2014
Montefiore Auction House

2013
Montefiore Auction House

2012
"Forest" Gilat Nadvie Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2011
"Refaim" Tavi Dresner Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2010
"Father" Hanina Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel. 2010 - "Children love art" Meirhof Center, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2005
America Israel foundation award winners exhibition, Ramat Gan Museum, Israel.

2004
Graduation exhibition, Bezalel Art academy, Jerusalem, Israel.

2003
"Meeting point", Bezalel Gallery, Tel Aviv.

2002
"Not yet premiered" Bezalel Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel. 

Awards and Scholarships

2004
The Sharett Scholarship, America - Israel Cultural Foundation.

2005-2015
Studio granted by Dan Yardeni, contemporary art collector, Tel Aviv, Israel. Collections Dubi Shiff Art collection. Yossi Lifshitz Art collection. Dan Yardeni Art collection. Shlomo Gross Art collection.

Works by Osnat Yaheli-Sarbagili

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2016

90 x 80 cm

7250,00 €

2016

88 x 157 cm

12250,00 €

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