Avner Ben-Gal: life and works

Avner Ben-Gal (born 1966) is an international painter and artist, working mainly from Tel Aviv, Israel. His works depict various intense, often neglected locations such as agricultural fields, prisons and smoky interiors, whereby theatrical scenes proceed out. The scenes gift ghostly, rough hewn and often low activity figures that are bare and hardened. The parallel amid Ben-Gal’s raw habit of painting and his tough, ambiguous subject situation allows a unique severity within his paintings.

Avner Ben-Gal studied at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem. Ben-Gal was the subject of solo shows at museums such as the Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2002, 2009); Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland (2008); and Sudden Poverty at the Aspen Art Museum, Colorado, United States (2007); and he has participated in various help shows, including DARK at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, and as share of the Venice Biennial, 2003. A number of books have been published on his work, notably a catalogue to accompany his 2008 feat in Basel.

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He is currently represented by Sadie Coles HQ London, Bortolami Gallery, New York, CFA Gallery, Berlin and by Tempo Rubato gallery, Tel Aviv.

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