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Gil Marco Shani

Born: 1968, Israel

Shani is one of the most exciting of a new generation of post- Zionist myth Israeli artists. Shani's art works appear simple almost cartoonish. This is extremely deceptive. They are sophisticated works dealing with unprotected moments when you are stripped of defenses. "Violence, blood, erotica, sex and death connect me to art," says Shani. His paintings oscillate between safety and threat. The simplicity, the paring down is an attempt to control emotions and to create an aesthetic of the political.

Bird / Acrylic on canvas
Untitled (Flower) / Acrylic on paper