Born: 1962, Israel
Shakine “burst” on to the Israeli art scene after 30 years of working for artists like COBRA's Karel Appel and stints in Paris, London and New York. He is a self styled art historian who probes the minutiae of the art world, creating works which tweak and question its values. Poking gentle but barbed fun at artists, architects, performers, fashion designers and museum curators and directors, Shakine deftly questions the workings of the special world of art and fashion. The works are deceptively simple and incredibly perceptive.He is both figurative and concetual in a most unique blend. Working more like a graffiti artist, he “bombs” sanctioned spaces of the art world. Shakine is also an accomplished sculptor and installation artist.
Hollywood Sign / Mixed media on paper