Born: 1978, Kfar Saba, Israel
One of the newest stars in the Israeli art firmament, Keinan is the co-winner of the 2007 Israel Art Prize. She has also won the Shmuel Givon Prize and the Young Artist’s Prize from the Ministry of Culture. Her art works have a surrealist quality as if an alternative reality has opened in our normal time/space continuum. Her installation works are about time and splits in reality while her poignant drawings involving friends and animals with a surrealist patching that creates unexpected juxtapositions. She is influenced by filmmakers like Wim Wenders and David Lynch, writers like Banana Yoshimoto and Haruki Murakami and artists like Rene Magritte.
Three White Masks / Mixed media on paperboard
Blue Bird / Mixed media on paper
Untitled 2006 / Mixed media on paper