Exhibitions at Mamilla Hotel
Exhibit: Fields of Vision: Photos from Israel
Artist: Mati Halili
Mati Halili, born on Kibbutz Mishmar Ha'Emek, exhibits in individual and group showings in galleries in Israel and worldwide.
Halili was chosen as one of 20 esteemed artists from the Kibbutz movement, whose art was shown in China, on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The exhibition contains pastoral views of the rolling fields of the Jezreel Valley, located south of the Israel's lower Galilee region, of agricultural wonders of time past and urban constructs of today, man's hand in nature.
Halili captures the natural light of each photo to unearth the fields in all of their glory.
Halili says, "Everything begin with emotions and add in foundation and light, as without the light there is nothing. One cannot simply overtake nature. I wait until a miracle occurs, and nature's exquisite light shines, and time just stops."
Exhibit: Ana Luna
Artist: Roni Ben Shlomo
Born in 1987. Roni graduated carpentry and graphic design. Today she is heavily involved in multidisciplinary art. In recent years she has been focusing on drawing mandala in the technique of free drawing of pen on paper.
Roni's work are miniature mandalas. Works of graphic quality. Mandalas represent the center of the cosmic force and connect to light and existence. Her technique is drawing and manual drawing.
"You have no circle in the world that is not made from one point standing in the middle, and this point that stands in the middle takes all the light and illuminates the body and the light of all" (Zohar, Tishbi 1)
Mandela symbolizes the universe and the human soul. Representing the center of power, the spirit of the cosmos and the existence of the world. This center functions as an inner center, as sun and moon.
Exhibit: Biblical Lands
Artist: Guy Yechiely
Born in Haifa, Israel, 1982.Guy Yechiely, an artist and a photographer, graduated in 2011 from the Department of Photography at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem.
Guy’s work harmonizes with western art of the 18 – 19 centuries, with neo-classical painters like Ingres or Jacques-Louis David and with other classical iconic artists, simultaneously; he strives to capture diverse aspects of each subject, and treats complex issues, like Orientalism, Politics and Middle Eastern culture, with a fresh approach.
Exhibit: Esther Bar
Artist: Esther Bar
Esther Bar is a multi-disciplinary artist, designer and art therapist. A graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, as an industrial designer, her work spans from functional design to pure fine art, subtly combining the two. Born in England, Esther immigrated with her family to Israel in 1966. She grew up in Kibbutz Sasa. Since 1980 lives in Jerusalem, married and has 3 children. In 2002 graduated the David Yellin College of Education in Jerusalem as an Art Therapist and worked for six years with children at Hadassa Hospital, Ein Kerem, Jerusalem. Between 2011 and 2015 lived in Madrid, practicing a variety of disciplines including drawing, painting, sewing, ceramics and woodturning. During these four years Esther trained and collaborated with ceramist Paz de Pedro and wood turner and sculptor Toni Porto in Madrid. Recently having moved back to Jerusalem, Esther reopened her home studio, located in the german colony.
An artist, designer and woodturner. More than anything else, her work can be defined by the relationship she has with raw materials. Fascinated by the way matter uncovers itself, revealing its delicate curves and patterns, gradually shaped to become almost a living object with its own character and aesthetics.
Exhibit: Ilana Achrak
Artist: Ilana Achrak
Ilana is a Multidisciplinary artists who is connected to authentic crafts. She draws inspiration from her long-standing traditional work. Her works include glass vitrages, Brazilian embroidery and jewelry using bead embroidery techniques.
The works exhibited were handcrafted in various techniques.
Exhibit: Bracha Sorotzkin
Artist: Bracha Sorotzkin
The Rekem creations are hand embroidered tapastries designed and embroidered by Bracha Sorotzkin. The artist who has a rich history and portfolio in design embodies the life, the histroy and the art of Jerusalem in her works. She incorporates material such as suede, silk, leather and velvet with gold Swarovski stones. She sculptures her artwork with crochet chains and unique stiches, and manages to create a special effect of depth. Each piece of art is one-of-a-kind, and has a hand embroidered signature from the artist.