Lihi Turjeman

(Tel-Aviv, Israel, 1985)

Lihi Turjeman (Tel-Aviv, Israel, 1985) lives and works in Tel-Aviv and Turin. She received her MFA from Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem. In 2015, she was awarded the Israeli Ministry of Culture Award for young artists. Turjeman is a former resident of Cité internationale des­ arts in Paris; Artport TLV; Fondazione Spinola Banna in Italy; Nars Foundation; and ISCP in Brooklyn, NY. Her large-scale painting installations are characterized by a monochromatic nature and revolve around space in all of its multiple forms and meanings. Her works emphasizes an extreme duality, moving freely between an epic approach and a microscopic concentration on details that are drawn by “mapping” and scratching the surface. Her practice includes a manner that can be categorized as action painting, in which she performs physical actions on the surface of the picture plain. Through smearing, rubbing, peeling, staining and gluing, she hardens the fabric, while emphasizing its folds and textures. The canvas functions as a wall, a territory or a map that is yet to be drawn. Turjeman has exhibited widely during the past decade. Some venues include: The Israel Museum in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, CCA TLV, Petach-Tikva Museum of Contemporary Art, the Haifa Museum of Art, and others. She is represented by Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv. Her works may be found in public and private collections in Israel, Europe, and in the United States. The artist is represented by Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv/Zurich and Ncontemporary, Milan/London.


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