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Kooness

Nimrod Nishri

1988
Israel

10 Works exhibited on Kooness

Current location

Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Works by Nimrod Nishri

Heart

2021

35 x 25cm

450,00 €

The wild land

2021

50 x 35cm

700,00 €

Ganesh

2021

35 x 25cm

450,00 €

Connected

2021

35 x 50cm

700,00 €

Cloned

2021

35 x 25cm

450,00 €

Circle of life

2021

35 x 25cm

450,00 €

Chaos

2021

35 x 50cm

700,00 €

After you

2021

35 x 25cm

450,00 €

Blooming

2021

35 x 50cm

700,00 €

A woman and a fish

2021

25 x 35cm

450,00 €

Before all the figures, before all the animals, the touches, relationships, and inside jokes, there was simply a line. A simple line of pencil on paper. This line, in the hands of Nimrod Nishri, is naked and vunerable. It lets itself tire from movement. 

In Nimrod's drawings, there is neither light nor shadow. There is no attempt at building texture, no background to ground or contextualize, no sense of time. There are no tricks of perception nor proportional correctness. The images are neither layered nor compositionally complex. They reveals itself through a simple and humble contour, framing a singular shape, a confrontation, a fleeting moment. 

Nishri often draws inspiration from other artworks, from illustrations in books, and current events. The point of departure remains in the background as the drawing emerges through a language which is entirely personal and private (regardless of whether the source is a book of Rodin, a Disney's movie, a Greek mythology, a documentation of Sumo wrestlers, or a news article).

The drawings describe relational situations and carry an emotive power.

Many of the drawings show figures leaning against one another, sharing a tender caress. A female nude appears sometimes like a huge material figure, a fertility goddess, or a fragile and vulnerable character. Sometimes the characters are enthralled in a fight, a physical confrontation without clear boundaries. At times, animals appear, and other times they become hybrid humans. Almost always, they are smiling.