In his first solo exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, “In Praise of Avalanche,” the Jerusalem-born artist Shai Yehezkelli (b. 1979) presents his eccentric style of Israeli and Mediterranean painting infused with personal anecdotes and rich religious imagery. The exhibition, which is on show through March 25, corresponds to him being awarded the Museum’s 2015 Rappaport Prize for a Young Israeli Artist.
“Shai has received many awards and participated in a significant number of exhibitions. I think his success can be attributed to his truly special, incomparable language of painting that expresses and develops aspects of his personal biography and national identity, filled with irony and self-reflection,” said the exhibition curator, Anat Danon Sivan.