To Dream, to Collect


Osnat Yaheli Sarbagili

1974 Israel

2 Works exhibited

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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

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

Montefiore Auction House

Montefiore Auction House

"Forest" Gilat Nadvie Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

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

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

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

Graduation exhibition, Bezalel Art academy, Jerusalem, Israel.

"Meeting point", Bezalel Gallery, Tel Aviv.

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

Awards and Scholarships

The Sharett Scholarship, America - Israel Cultural Foundation.

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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88 x 157 cm

12250,00 €


90 x 80 cm

7250,00 €


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